Colocasia gigantea (Thai Giant)
One of the largest and most spectacular of the elephant's ears which can grow up to 3m tall with leaves over a meter long. Thought to be a natural crossing of A. macrorrhizos and C. esculenta.
Elephants Ears are heavy feeders and like to live in rich fertile soils with good sun and water. If your elephants ear is not growing as well as you would expect, then feed it more - lots of mulch and good fertiliser or manure.
The plant contains calcium oxalate crystals. These cause an extremely unpleasant sensation similar to needles being stuck into the mouth and tongue if they are eaten, but they are easily neutralized by thoroughly drying or cooking the plant or by steeping it in water.
Colocasia gigantea (Thai Giant) - 180mm pot
Colocasia gigantea (Thai Giant) - 300mm pot
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