'Elena' elephant's ear

Colocasia esculenta 'Elena'

Colocasia esculenta 'Elena'
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'Elena' elephant's ear (Colocasia esculenta 'Elena')
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Genus:  Colocasia
Bright green leaves add light and impact any place 'Elena' sets its roots.
Care:  Gardeners in cool hardiness zones may overwinter plant’s tubers indoors covered by peat moss during winter, after the leaves have been desiccated by frost.
Propagation:  Plant tubers when soil is consistently around 70°F. Offspring shoots can be transplanted.
Problems:  Leaf edges burn if the soil dries out too often. If the tubers are kept too wet during winter storage, they may rot. Keep the tubers and peat moss slightly damp, never wet.

Overview

Height
3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium to Wet
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Foliage Color
Chartreuse green
Uses
Container
Style
Foliage
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Tropicals

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