Colocasia Royal Hawaiian® 'White Lava' Elephant Ear Bulb

Colocasia Royal Hawaiian® 'White Lava' Elephant Ear Bulb

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A Newer Hawaiian Variety of Elephant Ear with Improved Cold Tolerance
SKU 29286
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Bulb Pack Size
Pack of 1
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Key Characteristics

7 - 11

Mature Height

3 Feet

Mature Width

4 Feet

Sun / Shade

Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Description / Colocasia Royal Hawaiian® 'White Lava' Elephant Ear Bulb

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.

Product Details

Item Form Bulb
Bulb Pack Size Pack of 1
Genus Colocasia
Species esculenta
Variety 'White Lava'
Plant Patent PP 24481
Product Classification Bulbs
Habit Upright
USDA Zone Low 7
USDA Zone High 11
Sun / Shade Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Season Start Early Summer
Bloom Season End Early Summer
Foliage Color Cream, Dark Green, Variegated
Special Features Easy Care Plants
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Foliage Interest
Zone 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
State Shipping Restrictions GU, PR, VI

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