Notice the glossy surface.
From a cutting received last fall and overwintered in a semi-dormant state. Recently placed in a bog filter where it's very happy.
Bloomed July 2004 Marion Illinois coy pond
This is constantly putting out new flowers that last about 3 days.
The spathe is bent at an angle if you view it from the side.
I grow mine in a large pot, not near any water. It does well.
This it the Taro in my pond.
Black Stem Elephant Ear
6 Foot tall Fontanesii
Grew it here in Pittsburgh... love it!
These is quite an interesting EE with its beautiful flowers.
white patches on the leaves from it being in direct sun too long
another view of sun damage (white scorched spots)
stems and back of leaves
stem with leaf stalk pulled back to see inside
base of plant
close up flower
Colocasia fontanesii and really long runner extending 3 feet from the mother plant (Bottom right corner).