Elephant Ear

Posted by
Don (Spokane, United States) on 24 November 2010 in Plant & Nature.

"In landscaping, elephant ears are grown for their large, heart-shaped leaves. While these leaves can reach 3' long and 2' wide in the tropics, in the North they will remain smaller -- but still impressive. Elephant ear plants can grow 8' tall in the tropics; in the North, a height of 2'-3' is more common (depending on growing conditions)."
"Grow elephant ears in a slightly acidic soil in partial shade. As a wetland plant in the wild, elephant ear plants crave water. This makes them a good choice for wet areas where homeowners usually have trouble finding suitable plants."