Colocasia 'Aloha'
Colocasia 'Aloha'
Colocasia 'Aloha'
Colocasia 'Aloha'
Colocasia 'Aloha'
Colocasia 'Aloha'

Colocasia 'Aloha'

"Elephant ears"

Colocasia 'Aloha'

1 bulb — £12.95

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Orders placed before 1 March 2023
You can expect your order in March 2023

Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2023
You can expect your order in April 2023

Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2023
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Description

Colocasia 'Aloha' is now finally available after years of cultivation programming, and it is still rarely offered. It is part of the Hawaiian Series, bred by Dr John Cho from Hawaii. In his breeding work, he was able to combine the clumping form of the Colocasia esculenta species, with the leaf patterning of the Colocasia 'Illustris' group. The result is an extremely vigorous cultivar with outstanding foliage quality.

Originally from tropical eastern Asia, the colocasia is a tuberous-rooted, evergreen perennial growing, in some cases, to around 150cm / 60" in height. Its main attraction is its long-stalked, large, heart- or arrow-shaped leaves. In the case of Colocasia esculenta Royal Hawaiian® 'Aloha', these leaves are strikingly green-black, and very glossy. They are contrasted nicely on both the front and back by prominent green-white veins. These leaves can reach 60cm / 24" in length, and some 30cm / 12" across. With huge leaves like this, you can see why colocasia has the common name Elephant Ears!

Our colocasia bulbs are grown and cultivated in Costa Rica.

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Suitable for indoors

  • Comes back every year

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Great for shade

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Needs winter protection

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Colocasia esculenta 'Aloha'

  • Flower colour

    Green, black

  • Leaf colour

    Green, black

  • Bulb size

    18/+ (baseball size)

  • Established height

    1.2-1.5m

  • Established spread

    30-50cm

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Tender/Tropical

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade
    Dappled shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Indoors
    Pots
    Large containers
    Borders
    Exotic gardens
    Greenhouse

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Damp
    Poorly drained

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Requires specific conditions

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    Harmful if eaten
    Skin/eyes irritant

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Other information

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2023
    You can expect your order in March 2023

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2023
    You can expect your order in April 2023

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2023
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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