Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Season Spring
Color Green
Growth Habit Clumping, Upright
Bloom Season Summer through Fall

Plant Characteristics Easy to Grow & Maintain
Use Container Garden, House Plant, Landscaping
Growing Conditions Outdoor, Wet Area Tolerant
Plant Resistance Deer, Rabbit

About Elephant Ear Bulbs

Colocasia esculenta

Seed Type Bulb

Colocasia Esculenta Elephant Ears are fast and easy to grow. They can reach a height of 6 feet, with each leaf possibly reaching 2-to-3 feet in length and a whole foot in width.

Planting Information

Planting Elephant Ear Bulbs

Planting Season Spring
Light Requirement Partial Shade
Planting Depth 4 to 6 inches Deep
Plant Height 48 to 72 inches
Plant Spacing 2 to 4 feet
Water Needs High
Hardiness Zones 8, 9, 10, 11
Bulb Size 5 to 7 inches circumference
View our Elephant Ears Planting Guide to learn more.


Recommended Coverage
3 Bulbs / Spring-Planted | Ships in Spring Up to 1.75 Sq. Ft
6 Bulbs / Spring-Planted | Ships in Spring Up to 3.5 Sq. Ft
9 Bulbs / Spring-Planted | Ships in Spring Up to 6.75 Sq. Ft

Companions Plants

Companion Plants for Elephant Ear Bulbs