Xanthosoma Sagittofolia grows to about 7-10 feet in height. Leaves can get up to 4 feet from tip to petiole and 2.5 feet across.
Our dog, Bear, under our Ears for perspective. We have since moved but took the plants with us. They were initially a gift from a friend and have done quite well.
Giant is right. I had NO idea this would get so large in one summer. It starts out so small. I love it though. Florida.
Grows only 3' tall??? Photo by Fred Nation.
Each flower only lasts a few days. Flowers whenever it is wet and warm in central Florida.
14 ft elephant - Smallest ear was 4 ft heel to toe.
so big and beautiful...sorry for the poor(dark)image...that thing in the foreground with the dead vines on it, is a 4 foot fence post...
Summer 2003, Hawkinsville Georgia
These grow quite well on the side of our house. They are HUGE and over 8' tall...
Grabbed some from the side of a lake and they turned into these monsters in weeks!
Look at the size - never watered & never fertilized.....
Sprouting anew after a cold Florida winter freeze!