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Royal Hawaiian® White Lava Elephant Ear

Colocasia esculenta 'White Lava' PP #24,481

SKU
42554
Sensational tropical foliage features bright green leaves with a radiant creamy white midrib that flows into prominent veins, and a vivid splash of intense color where leaves connect to the brightly colored purple stems. A dramatic choice for patio containers. Spreads freely in rich, wet soils; more slowly in dry, heavy soils. An herbaceous perennial.
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7-11: Outdoor
Grow Indoors in all zones

Good to Grow...indoors:

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Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.

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Botanical Pronunciationkol-oh-KAY-see-uh es-kew-LEN-tuh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; forms a foliage clump 48 in. tall, 36 in. 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 PlantsMandevilla (Mandevilla); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum); Banana (Musa); 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

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Grow Indoors in All Zones