Colocasia Royal Hawaiian® 'White Lava' Elephant Ear Bulb

A Newer Hawaiian Variety of Elephant Ear with Improved Cold Tolerance
Special Price $27.98 Regular Price $69.95
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Features to Note


10 - 11

Mature Height

3 Feet

Mature Width

4 Feet

Light Requirements

Full Sun

Moisture Requirements

Moist, well-drained

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range
10 - 11
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


Plant Colocasia Royal Hawaiian® 'White Lava' Elephant Ear in spring, and in summer, it produces bold, architectural foliage. A tuberous, frost-tender perennial, 'White Lava' is grown for its huge, drooping, heart-shaped leaves. Held on dark purple stalks and sporting a large purple eye, the glossy, variegated leaves are dark green with a wide creamy-white center band that radiates out into side veins as the season progresses.

A Colocasia esculenta, commonly called taro, kalo, and elephant ear, Royal Hawaiian 'White Lava' is a medium grower with excellent vigor. It forms an upright, tight, and tidy clump, which fits nicely in small spaces. The large tropical leaves create a striking focal point or a beautiful backdrop for colorful flowers in beds and borders. The plant grows well in a large container, indoors or outdoors, and is a perfect choice for mass landscape plantings.

Virtually maintenance free, elephant ears grow best in warm temperatures and high humidity. The plants prefer a sunny, partially sunny, to semi-shady location with fertile, humusy, organically rich, moderate to moist, well-draining soil. They benefit from afternoon shade and from regular fertilization during the growing season. Plant outdoors only after the soil and night temperatures have warmed up above 60°F. Royal Hawaiian 'White Lava' has excellent disease resistance as well as improved cold tolerance and hardiness.


Genus: Colocasia
Species: esculenta
Variety: 'White Lava'
Item Form: Bulb
Category: Bulbs
Bloom Season Start: Early Summer
Bloom Season End: Early Summer
Habit: Upright
USDA Zone Low: 7
USDA Zone High: 11
Uses: Beds, Border, Containers, Foliage Interest
Zone: 10, 11
State Shipping Restrictions: GU, PR, VI
Shipping Method Restrictions: none
Discount Exempt: No



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