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‘Tiger Stripe’ elephant’s ear

Colocasia esculenta 'Tiger Stripe'

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Colocasia esculenta 'Tiger Stripe'

This purple-and-cream-streaked elephant’s ear makes a splash in any combination imaginable.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsStreaked stems and chartreuse leaves .

Care ‘Tiger Stripe’ wants full sun and moist soil. 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.

PropagationPlant tubers when soil is consistently around 70°F. Separate offsets in spring or summer.

ProblemsIf the tubers are kept too wet during winter storage, they may rot. Keep the tubers and peat moss slightly damp, never wet.

  • Genus : Colocasia
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 10, 11, 8, 9
  • Growth Rate : Fast
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Foliage Color : Green
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Moisture : Wet
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