Colocasia gigantea Thailand Giant - Elephant Ear

Colocasia gigantea 'Thailand Giant'
Mature Height: 9 ft.
Mature Spread: 9 ft.

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This Elephant ear is the giant of all giants. Planted in a garden it will dwarf the other plants you own. The size of this plant is a serious spectacle and in the right hands it will add an awesome like jungle appeal to the garden. Visitors and passersby will be wowed by the scope and tropical appearance of the 5' by 4' leaves. Yes. An adult human can easily hide behind a single leaf. Full grown plants can reach 9 feet tall in a season and will grow even larger in tropical climates. Each plant produces sweet smelling, white, lily-like flowers, but let's be honest, most people don't get them for the flowers!

Photos courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

Bloom Color:White
Bloom Period:Small lily like flowers
Genus & Species:Colocasia gigantea 'Thailand Giant'
Mature Height:9 ft.
Mature Spread:9 ft.
Plant Spacing:8 ft
Planting Depth:Eyes just below the soil surface
Planting Time:Spring or fall planting
Soil Type:Prefers moist to wet soil; performs well in average to rich soil
Sun Exposure:full sun to part shade
Zone:8 to 10

General care for any tree or shrub is easy, but like any living thing will require your attention. Please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.

Colocasia gigantea Thailand Giant - Elephant Ear

Colocasia is an outstanding tropical plant that is often grown as an annual in colder zones. It is a moisture loving plant that needs consistently moist to wet soil to perform best and achieve its maximum size. Colocasia will also grow in shallow water near the edges of ponds or bogs. This plant prefers full sun as long as sufficient moisture and humidity are provided. In dry climates, it is better sited in partial shade. Colocasias are heavy feeders, so the soil should be enriched with humus and other organic nutrients should be provided on a regular basis. Where Colocasia is hardy, it should be mulched well in winter to protect the central tuber.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
James McCartney
Colocasia gigantea.

Plant arrived in excellent condition! They are thriving and have already doubled or tripled their size, and I haven’t even taken them out of the pots they were shipped in yet!

Kenneth Kirkwood
Plant arrived

Very long lead time, I think almost 3 months. Not sure I would have ordered them knowing the lead time. Plant arrived slight damaged with one of the two leaves broken off. However, after 2 weeks in ground plant seems to be recovering.

Only downside is the long wait. All of the other ears and bulbs in the ground for the last 60 days have a huge head start. Would have like to see these delivered 2 months ago.