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Colocasia esculenta 'Elepaio'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Colocasia esculenta 'Elepaio'

Elepaio Elephant Ear

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Item #: 5370

Zones: 7b to 10b

Height: 36" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Asia

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


Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.


Named after the rare Hawaiian flycatcher bird, this very rare, small-growing elephant ear is one of the classic old Hawaiian cultivars. Colocasia 'Elepaio' makes a small, 3' tall clump of green foliage that is heavily spotted with white paint-like flecks. This unstable chimeral variegation pattern often results in some leaves that are half green and half white. Colocasia esculenta 'Elepaio' is a true curiosity and what we call a "fun" plant for the garden.