Colocasia Illustris

(2 customer reviews)
  • Easy Maintenance,
  • Water Plant,
  • Container Plant

Ships in Spring by USDA Zone

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Colocasia Illustris

(2 customer reviews)
  • Easy Maintenance,
  • Water Plant,
  • Container Plant

Ships in Spring by USDA Zone

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(Elephant’s Ear) Colocasia Illustris is a striking elephant ear that has dramatic green veining on large black leaves. Colocasia Illustris is the ultimate thriller for your large container combinations growing to heights of 3-5′. It also loves wet conditions and can be used as a water plant growing best in full sun to part shade locations. Colocasia Illustris is adaptable as a houseplant but please note that it can be toxic to pets.

Colocasia esculenta Illustris
Common Name: Elephant Ear
Plant Type: Annual
Brand: PROVEN WINNERS® Annuals
Hardiness Zone: 8, 10, 11What is my zone?
Max Height: 1 – 5 Feet
Max Spread: 1 – 3 Feet
Exposure: Full Sun (+6 hrs.), Part Shade (4-6 hrs.)
Flower Color: Black Shades
Soil Moisture Needs: Moderate, Moist, Wet
Attributes: Tropical
Design Use: Combination Containers, Container, Structure, Waters Edge or Bog
Container Design: Thriller
Season of Interest (Foliage): Spring, Summer, Fall
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2 reviews for Colocasia Illustris

  1. Cindy

    I plant Illustris (elephant ear) every year as a thriller in one of my combination pots. Love the large dark-veined velvety leaves. Looks great combined with bright colored fillers. I have also used this elephant ear in a water feature. It’s a very versatile plant.

  2. Ron

    Fantastic thriller used for years in my pots. Able to withstand heat and regular watering. It was paired with Supertunias…great combination!

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