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PlantFiles: Elephant Ear, Taro
Colocasia esculenta 'Nancy's Revenge'

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Colocasia (kol-oh-KAY-see-uh) (Info)
Species: esculenta (es-kew-LEN-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Nancy's Revenge
Additional cultivar information: (aka Nancyana)

One vendor has this plant for sale.

24 members have or want this plant for trade.

Ponds and Aquatics
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us


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:

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

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive vossner On Jun 4, 2004, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is a beautiful elephant ear that develops a striking white vein as summer progresses. It is vigorous (I use my extras for plant trades) and stunning. Mine is planted outdoors in full sun.


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

Clayton, California
San Bernardino, California
Big Pine Key, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Gainesville, Florida
Miami, Florida
Oldsmar, Florida
Palm Beach, Florida
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
Taylorsville, North Carolina
Fort Worth, Texas
Richmond, Texas

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