Royal Hawaiian® Tropical Storm Elephant Ear
Colocasia esculenta 'Tropical Storm'
Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial sun
Keep soil moist to wet.
|Botanical Pronunciation||kol-oh-KAY-see-uh es-kew-LEN-tuh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; forms foliage clumps 2 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Rarely blooms; prized for foliage.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Houseplant, Poolside|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial sun|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care|
|Watering Needs||Keep soil moist to wet.|
|Companion Plants||Ornamental Banana (Musa); Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum); Canna (Canna); Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia); Mandevilla (Mandevilla)|
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