Colocasia Heart of the Jungle®

Colocasia (Elephant Ears) ca-loh-KAH-see-uh

Proven Winners Heart of the Jungle®:

Colocasia Heart of the Jungle® won numerous Top Performer trial awards across the US in 2020 as an annual! The large tropical looking new foliage emerges a deep bluish green maturing to rich deep green with a matte finish and leaves are held atop deep purple to near black stems.

Partial to Full Sun

Height: 36-60″/Spread: 36-60″

Summer to Frost

Size Available: 1 Gallon

Description

Colocasia (Elephant Ears) ca-loh-KAH-see-uh

The Colocasia plant is native to tropical regions of Asia and the Americas. The large floppy leaves give the plants one of their common names, elephant ear. In the garden they are prized as ornamental plants, growing as a focal point in the back of a landscaping plan. Several varieties produce differing plant sizes, leaf shape color, ranging from bright green through reddish-tinged and black-outlined foliage. This plant gives a tropical look during the warm summer months at the edge of the understory of a tree or in a border. It can also be grown as a houseplant. Alternatively, it could be used as a potted plant outside during warmer months and brought indoors for cooler months.