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Colocasia gigantea 'Thailand Giant'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Colocasia gigantea Thailand Giant

Thailand Giant Super-Sized Elephant Ear

Item #: 5896

Zones: 8a to 10b

Height: 108" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Thailand

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

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Make mine super-sized! Colocasia 'Thailand Giant' is a huge strain of the giant elephant ear, grown from wild collected seed (PES 1003B) from Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand, in 2003 by former PDN Research Manager, Petra Schmidt. In the wild, the plants reached a massive 9' tall, which is much larger than the older clone of Colocasia gigantea in the trade. For us, each individual leaf of Colocasia 'Thailand Giant' grows in excess of 5' long x 4' wide. Each seedling will differ slightly, but massive plants will be the result. In foliage, the leaves are an attractive glaucous-grey which is typical of this species. From an early age, the plants are adorned with clusters of dramatically large, pleasantly scented, white flowers.

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