Royal Hawaiian® Maui Gold Elephant Ear

Colocasia esculenta 'Maui Gold' PP #24,482

SKU
41258
Textured chartreuse foliage held on ivory white stems partners nicely with deep-colored tropical foliage plants, particularly Royal Hawaiian® Black Coral Elephant Ear. Plant along the sunny edge of a pond or water garden for a tropical flair. 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 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeRarely blooms; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Foliage ColorChartreuse
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.

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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This Plant's Growing Zones: 7 - 10

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