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Xanthosoma sagittifolium - Yautia, Arrowleaf Elephant Ear


Xanthosoma sagittifolium - Yautia, Arrowleaf Elephant Ear (Xanthosoma sagittifolium - Yautia, Arrowleaf Elephant Ear)

Yautia growing outside beyond glass at the pygmy hippo exhibit at the San Diego Zoo. Photo taken July 21, 2010.



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That's a nice looking elephant ears how big is it ?
My elephant ear i put outside to early and it got caught by a late frost and it killed all the leaves of which was really annoying as it had even flowered over X~mas but im glad to say it is startingf to come back now :0))))

22 Jul, 2010

 

Mushybanna:

These plants are probably about 12 feet/ 3.7 meters tall. The leaves around 8 feet/ 2.5 meters long. It grows to become an enormous plant and spreads by tubers.

22 Jul, 2010

 

Ahhh.... inspiration for my little Eddoes and Alocasia! do they need to be pot bound...or should I put them in a large deep pot with plenty of soil?

9 Aug, 2010

 

Lori:

In pots they prefer to be a little root-bound. Most Alocasia, Colocasia and Xanthosoma prefer to have very good draining soil in a pot also.

9 Aug, 2010

 

looks like I might have done it right! How about that?

10 Aug, 2010

 

Lori:

That's great! : > )

11 Aug, 2010

 

Isn't that called 'Malanga' at Asian markets?

3 Oct, 2014

 

I know it called yautia in the Caribbean, where its native.

3 Oct, 2014



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