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Colocasia (Leucocasia) gigantea 'Survivor'

Survivor Giant Elephant Ear

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Item #: 4692

Zones: 7b to 10b, at least

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 96" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: China

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)


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Thanks to Alabama collector extraordinaire Hayes Jackson for sharing this winter hardy form of Leucocasia (formerly Colocasia) gigantea that we named 'Survivor'. In rich, moist soils, it easily reached 8' tall x 9' wide. Leucocasia gigantea 'Survivor' has also returned in our Zone 7b garden without mulch since 1999. Resembling an alocasia, the 6' tall grey petioles (stalks) hold the large, silver-veined, grey-green leaves outright. When the plants mature, the tip of the leaf arches downward and each leaf develops bizarre appendages on the underside...you'll just have to see it for yourself. This clone of Leucocasia gigantea makes a fast-multiplying clump.