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PlantFiles: Silver Leaf Elephant Ear, Taro
Colocasia fallax

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Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Colocasia (kol-oh-KAY-see-uh) (Info)
Species: fallax (FAL-laks) (Info)

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Category:
Bulbs
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
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)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Silver/Gray
Blue-Green
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured
Veined

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

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

Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Suze_ On Jan 20, 2006, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

Note: sometimes referred to as Silver Leaf Elephant Ear (common name).

Unlike most other elephant ears, this light-shade and moisture-lover forms rounded leaves of velvety medium green, each highlighted by a wide silver streak down the center vein, with smaller silver veins radiating from the center to the leaf edge. The plants are adorned all summer with small yellow spathe and spadix flowers. The 18" tall plants make 2' wide clumps in 3 years, but should spread faster in very wet soils by means of short, above-ground stolons.

Regional...

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

Clayton, California
San Francisco, California
Mandeville, Louisiana
Clemmons, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
Cincinnati, Ohio
Fort Worth, Texas



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