This is one plant that is sure to get attention. Massive, bright green leaves soar skyward on strong stems up to 9 feet tall. Unlike its cousin, this Elephant Ear variety stands erect to create an even greater focal point or incredible container planting. Move this exotic tropical indoors in winter to avoid the cold weather.
Primarily grown for its spectacular foliage, Colocasia esculenta 'Mojito' (Taro) is a tuberous, frost-tender perennial with large, heart-shaped, chartreuse green leaves flecked with deep purple to black. Elephant Ears love water and nutrients. They require regular watering, particularly during dry summer periods.
Elephant ears like to live in fertile soils with plenty of sun, water, and fertilizer. Elephant ear bulbs are heavy feeders, so if your plant isn't growing enough, you either need more heat or more nutrition.