'Mojito' elephant's ear

Colocasia esculenta 'Mojito'

'Mojito'
Photo/Illustration: 
Antonio Reis
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'Mojito' elephant's ear (Colocasia esculenta 'Mojito')
Genus:  Colocasia
You must grow this plant—if only to be able to tell everyone that you have a mojito waiting for them in the garden. Its green leaves are set off by dark flecks and purple stems. The speckled patterns, splotches, and streaks vary from leaf to leaf, so no two ever look quite the same. ‘Mojito’ makes a thrilling addition to perennial beds, where its exotic form and color will add more surprise and interest than any other shrub or perennial you might have considered putting in its place. -Adrienne Roethling, Elephant's Ears, Fine Gardening issue #148, page 58
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Speckled and flecked foliage
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.

Overview

Height
4 ft.
Spread
4 ft.
Growth Habit
Spreads
Growth Pace
Fast Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium to Wet
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Foliage Color
Green and Black
Type
Tropicals

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