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PlantFiles: Capote, Elephant Ear
Xanthosoma robustum

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Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Xanthosoma (zan-tho-SO-muh) (Info)
Species: robustum (roh-BUS-tum) (Info)

12 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Perennials

Height:
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pale Green

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Blue-Green
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive bepah On Aug 9, 2010, bepah from Brentwood, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

This plant is not invasive in most areas. It requires water during its growing season, it dies back once winter sets in most places (9b or lower) and is quite a beautiful leaf color (blue green).....so not hesitate to plant it where it can get water and out of direct afternoon sun...you will truly like the tropical effect.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Brea, California
Brentwood, California
Naples, Florida



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