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Colocasia Illustris

Colocasia Illustris
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"Elephant Ears"

SIZE 14/+

Perfect for pots

Hand packed in paper bags

Tender, move indoors
for winter

Can be grown as a houseplant

£12.95

Tall, grand and incredibly impressive, you simply won’t believe your eyes when you come face-to-face with the gargantuan leaves of Colocasia 'Illustris'. Growing up to 1.5m high in one season, this plant is a real eyeful, with huge, heart-shaped leaves in majestic shades of aurora green and deep mauve-black. If the size of the leaves weren’t enough to get your attention, the veins on them make a flashy striped pattern which just adds that extra spark to the show.

Happy in a partially shaded and sheltered spot, this trendy tropical plant could be the perfect thing to green up a courtyard or small urban garden. Grow Colocasia 'Illustris' in large pots or out in the soil as soon as risk of frost has passed and enjoy its lush beauty all through the summer. Combine it with brightly-coloured flowers like dahlias for a contrasting colour pop.

Our Colocasia bulbs are grown and cultivated in Costa Rica.

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Colour:

Green + deep purple highlights

Height:

32-150 cm / 12-60"

Planting season:

Spring

Flowering time:

Summer

Botanical name:

Colocasia esculenta Illustris

Light requirements:

Partial shade / full sun

Soil moisture:

Average

Perennial:

No

  • Plant your colocasia bulbs in spring and grow on in warm, frost-free conditions to plant out after risk of frost has passed
  • Grow in borders or containers in partial shade
  • Plant the bulbs 10-15cm deep
  • Space the bulbs about 20-25cm apart
  • Plant with the shoots facing upwards
  • Water-in after planting and keep hydrated while in growth

    Read more in our planting guide

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