£9.50 – £48.00
Colocasia Illustris. Also known as Elephant ears. Frost tender, perennial. Clump forming. Needs partial shade with well-drained soil. An excellent addition to any garden. A thirsty plant so plenty of water is needed. These bulbs produces enormous, huge foliage and they really are the size of elephants ears if not bigger!. Fantastic! They will die down during winter if left outside, but will return when the weather warms up again.
Top Size bulbs supplied 18 up
Foliage Plant, All Summer Long.
1 bulb, 3 bulbs, 6 bulbs
Plant: March-April. 7-10 cm soil on top of the bulb. Grows all summer long. Height 80-100 cm.
Frost tender. Perennial. Grow these bulbs in a very large pot at least 15-20 ltr. Water in with lukewarm water, the bulb will take several weeks before any growth starts to show. Once growing plenty of water is needed every 3-4 days. They can be planted in the ground, a sheltered site is necessary with dappled to full shade. Mulch over in winter.
Propagation: When pot is deeply overcrowded, you can put a garden spade through the middle of the plant, split and replant.