Bikini-Tini Elephant Ear

Colocasia 'Bikini-tini'

Gorgeous cup-shaped leaves face upwards, filling with water when it rains; stands above others on strong stems. Blue grey leaves that show off striking eggplant purple veining visible on the underside. Reaches up to 4 to 6 feet in height. Full sun or partial shade. Adds bold color and tropical flair to any garden. Herbaceous.
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7-10: Outdoor
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Good to Grow...indoors:


Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial sun

Keep soil surface moist, but not soggy.

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Botanical Pronunciationkol-oh-KAY-see-uh
Average Size at MaturityReaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleTropical
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Houseplant, Water Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Gift Plant, Tolerates Wet Soils
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsKeep soil surface moist, but not soggy.

Keep soil moist and add a controlled release fertilizer to the potting mix or garden soil. Remove dead or damaged leaves as required. In cooler climates, can be enjoyed outdoors, but move indoors before the threat of frost.

This Plant's Growing Zones: ALL

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone:

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