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Colocasia affinis var. jenningsii (Dwarf elephant's ear)

Colocasia affinis var. jenningsii Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Colocasia affinis var. jenningsii kol-oh-KAY-shah af-FIN-iss variety jen-NINGS-ee-eye Common Name: Dwarf elephant's ear 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.
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,Tropicals

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