Colocasia esculenta ‘White Lava’ (Taro) Is a spectacular Elephant ear. Growing very large with white ribs on its massive leaves.
Depending on time of year, plants may be dormant, but you will receive a mature plant that will become a very large specimen once it warms up.
Jerry’s Jungle Colocasia are field grown and dug when you order. Plants will be shipped with a small amount of soil and moisture beads. The foliage is quite large and may be cut before shipping. Don’t worry, they’ll put on new growth quickly. It may take a few months before leaf coloration begins to show.
Primarily grown for its spectacular foliage, Colocasia esculenta ‘White Lava’ (Taro) is a tuberous, frost-tender perennial with long-stalked, heart-shaped, glossy, fresh green leaves. Held on glossy, dark purple stems, the large leaves are adorned with a creamy-white band down their center, radiating out into the side
veins. Each leaf is further highlighted by a large purple spot where the leaf attaches to the stalk. Unlike the leaves of Alocasia which point towards the sky. The
leaves of Colocasia droop and point toward the ground. Reminiscent of calla llly flowers, the blossoms consist of a vellowish-green spathe and spadix. They are not particularly showy and are infrequently produced. ‘White Lava’ is a hassle-free tropical that makes an unforgettable focal point and brings a distinctly tropical look to gardens and containers.
* Grows up to 6 tt. tal (120 cm) and 6 ft. wide (90 cm)
* Performs best in sun or part shade in organic rich, moist to wet soils. Provide a sheltered location to protect the leaves rom strong winds. Best color production In sun.
Elephant Ears love water and nutrients. They require regular watering, particularly during dry summer periods.
Provide regular fertilization during the growing season. The more you feed them, the larger they will grow. They can be planted in up to 6 in. (15 cm) standing water.
* Perfect as a specimen or in groups for beds and borders, near streams and ponds or in large containers
* Generally disease free. Watch for glasshouse red spider mite, aphids and glasshouse whitefly
* All parts may cause mild stomach upset if ingesting without cooking
Plants will be shipped with a small amount of soil and moisture beads. The foliage is quite large and may be cut before shipping. Don’t worry, they’ll put on new growth quickly. It may take a few months before leaf coloration begins to show.
Depending on time of year, plants may be dormant, but you will receive a mature plant.