Colocasia (Leucocasia) gigantea 'Survivor'
Survivor Giant Elephant Ear
Item #: 4692
Zones: 7b to 10b, at least
Height: 96" tall
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.
Be sure to read our tips for growing Leucocasia gigantea.