Royal Hawaiian® Aloha Elephant Ear

Colocasia esculenta 'Aloha' PPAF

SKU
42200
Bold color and texture from large, glossy dark foliage with vividly contrasting accents. The greenish black leaves rise on sturdy bright green stems and feature that same bright green on their veins, midribs, and undersides. An excellent container specimen. Spreads freely in rich, wet soils; more slowly in dry, heavy soils. An herbaceous perennial.
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Botanical Pronunciationkol-oh-KAY-see-uh es-kew-LEN-tuh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 34 to 36 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeRarely blooms; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Foliage ColorMulticolored
Garden StyleTropical
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Houseplant, Poolside, Specimen, Water Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
Companion PlantsOrnamental Banana (Musa); Mandevilla (Mandevilla); Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia); Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum); Canna (Canna)

Thrives and spreads freely in evenly moist, organically rich, well-drained soil. Prefers warm, humid environments. Best with part shade in very hot regions. Apply a controlled release fertilizer to the potting mix or garden soil. In cold winter zones, enjoy outdoors but move inside well before threat of frost. Remove old, faded foliage as needed.

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