Colocasia esculenta 'Illustus'
|Scientific Name||Colocasia esculenta 'Illustus'|
|Principal Common Name||Elephant Ear|
|Description||Esculenta 'Illustris' is large tropical leaf heart-shaded dark gray to black highlighted with veins and edges of lime green; the plant is 2'-3' tall;|
|Nativity||Tropical Asia, Polynesia|
|Height Range||2 - 3 FT|
|Spread Range||2 - 3 FT|
|USDA Zones||8a : 8b : 9a : 9b : 10a : 10b : 11|
|Ease of Growing||Average|
|Light Preferences||Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun) : Deep Shade : Partial Shade : Light Shade|
|Soil Preferences||Dry : Moist : Wet|
|Watering Preferences||Heavy : Medium|
|Outstanding Features||Foliage : Form : Shape : Water Garden Plant|
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