Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Photo by P. Schmidt taken at In Situ, Thailand
Colocasia (Leucocasia) gigantea 'Thailand Giant'
Thailand Giant Super-Sized Elephant Ear
Item #: 5896
Zones: 8a to 10b
Height: 108" tall
Make mine super-sized! Leucocasia (formerly Colocasia) 'Thailand Giant' is a legendary Plant Delights/JLBG introduction of 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 Leucocasia gigantea in the trade. For us, each individual leaf of Leucocasia '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.
Flower Color: White/Cream
Leaf Color: Green
Bloom Time: Summer
Container Role: Thrillers
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