Dwarf elephant's ear

Colocasia affinis var. jenningsii

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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Dwarf elephant's ear (Colocasia affinis var. jenningsii)
kol-oh-KAY-shah af-FIN-iss variety jen-NINGS-ee-eye
Genus:  Colocasia
This little elephant ear has velvety dark leaves with prominent green veins and a large silvery central blotch. It reaches about 2 feet high.
Care:  Provide humusy, moist or wet soil in partial shade. Tubers can be overwintered in a dry, frost-free location.
Propagation:  Divide in winter or early spring.
Problems:  Watch for soft rot, bacterial blight, root rot, corm rot, aphids, whiteflies, and spider mites.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Light
Part Shade to Full Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Foliage Color
Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Suitable as Annual
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Bulbs

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