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Royal Hawaiian® Tropical Storm Elephant Ear

Colocasia esculenta 'Tropical Storm' PP #28,567

Pronunciation: kol-oh-KAY-see-uh es-kew-LEN-tuh
SKU #42096
7-11

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OVERVIEW
Description This tropical plant adds bold color and exotic flair to any garden or patio. Dark stems support a dense mass of lush, dark purplish green foliage with deeper highlights and creamy white bleeding from the centers. A dramatic container specimen. Spreads freely in rich, wet soils; more slowly in dry, heavy soils. An herbaceous perennial.
Light Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist to wet.
Blooms Rarely blooms; prized for foliage.
Mature Size Moderate growing; forms foliage clumps 2 ft. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Vase-Shaped
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
CARE
Care 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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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.