Colocasia gigantea 'Thailand Giant'

Colocasia gigantea 'Thailand Giant'

The largest Elephant Ear!

Growing 9' tall, Colocasia gigantea 'Thailand Giant' features massive, upward facing leaves that give gardens a bold, tropical look. Primarily grown for its foliage, Thailand Giant can be grown as a tall screen or corner planting. It can also be grown in a patio container. Elephant ears grow best when planted in partially shaded moist areas. Because they are tender plants sensitive to the cold, they should be lifted in the fall in zones 3-8, and stored in a cool, dry, frost-free location. Deer tend to avoid.
  • Light

    Partial Shade, Full Shade
  • Size

    7-9" bulb
  • Zone

    3-10. Lift in Fall in zones 3-8
  • Bloom Time

    June till the first frost
  • Height

    9 feet
  • Soil Requirement

    Deep, moisture-retentive soils. They are heavy feeders.
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  • Botanical NameAlocasia 'Thailand Giant'
  • FormPerennial
  • Hardiness Zone3-10
  • Lift in Fall3-8
  • Flowering TimeJune till the first frost
  • Light RequirementsPartial Shade, Full Shade
  • Flower ColorCream/white
  • Flower FormFrom an early age, the plants are adorned with clusters of dramatically large, pleasantly scented, white flowers.
  • Foliage TypeUpward facing green bold tropical look.
  • Growth RateFast
  • Height/Habit9 feet
  • Spread5 feet
  • Spacing5 feet
  • Planting Instructions2 - 4" below soil level. Keep well watered. It is best to mulch if not grown in standing water.
  • Soil RequirementsDeep, moisture-retentive soils. They are heavy feeders.
  • Will TolerateAcidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Wet Soil, Sandy Soil
  • PruningNone

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