'Tiger Stripe' elephant's ear

Colocasia esculenta 'Tiger Stripe'

Colocasia esculenta 'Tiger Stripe'
Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
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'Tiger Stripe' elephant's ear (Colocasia esculenta 'Tiger Stripe')
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Genus:  Colocasia
This purple-and-cream-streaked elephant's ear makes a splash in any combination imaginable.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Streaked 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.
Propagation:  Plant tubers when soil is consistently around 70°F. Separate offsets in spring or summer.
Problems:  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
5 ft. tall
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Fast Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Wet
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Foliage Color
Green

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