Royal Hawaiian® Maui Sunrise Elephant Ear

Colocasia esculenta 'Maui Sunrise' PPAF

Big green leaves feature eye-catching creamy white variegation along the veins. The tidy, clumping habit makes a great selection for containers or landscapes. 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.
There are very few rules in gardening, but perhaps the most important one is to work within your zone. Choosing plants that grow and thrive in your particular climate is the very first step toward having a beautiful garden . Learn More
7-10: Perennial, Outdoor
Grow as Annual, Indoors in all zones

Good to Grow:


Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil.


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Botanical Pronunciationkol-oh-KAY-see-uh es-kew-LEN-tuh
Average Size at MaturityReaches 32 to 44 in. tall, 18 to 24 in. wide.
Bloom TimeRarely blooms; prized for foliage.
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleTropical
Growth HabitVase-Shaped
Landscape UseContainer, 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, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil.
Companion PlantsLace Fern (Microlepia); Passion Flower (Passiflora); Mandevilla (Mandevilla); Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia); 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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: ALL

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone:

Grow As Annual, Houseplant in All Zones

Grow As Perennial, Outdoors in Zones: 7-10