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Elephant Ear

Genus: Alocasia.

Species: Alocasia Macrorrhiza.

The enormous elongated heart-shaped leaves of Elephant's ears make them useful accents in beddings (where space permits), large containers and water gardens. Seldom-seen flowers resemble trumpet-like Callas. Alson know as Taro, its tuberous roots are eaten as food in many tropical areas. Heat-and water loving, it can be grown outdoors year-round in frost-free climates. Elsewhere, lift and store tubers in the fall. Best in climates with hot and humid summers.

Photos of this plant

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