Remusatia pumila

Dwarf Hitchhiker Elephant Ear

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Item #: 4843

Zones: 7b to 10b

Dormancy: Winter, Spring

Height: 10" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: China, India

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

Shoulda, coulda, woulda been an elephant ear. Remusatia is one of those splinter groups of fundamentalist elephant ears that broke off from the genus Colocasia over differences in reproductive philosophy. R. pumila makes a delightful 1' wide x 10" tall clump, composed of leaves that emerge grey-black with silver veins, but change to green with silver veins as they age. In early spring, the spiky, fragrant, yellow flowers are produced inside the leaf canopy. In the wild, R. pumila grows in humusy soils and occasionally as an epiphyte. In summer, R. pumila produces mini-antlers from the base. It is the "burrs" produced here that allow for reproduction.