Colocasia 'Maui Gold'
Colocasia 'Maui Gold'
Colocasia 'Maui Gold'
Colocasia 'Maui Gold'

Colocasia 'Maui Gold'

"Elephant ears"

Colocasia 'Maui Gold'

1 bulb — £6.45

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Description

If you’re looking for exotic plant treasure then you’ve struck it! Flaunting a flush of gold-tone, Colocasia 'Maui Gold' is brighter than other taros and it’s a real gem of a plant. The big green, luminous leaves will crank up the vibrancy in your indoor jungle or light up a shaded part of the garden. The lush, zingy lime-coloured foliage gleams with an eye-catching green glow from afar. When you’re drawn in for a closer look you can enjoy the finer details, which include pale coloured stems which ombre to purple, resulting in a near-black blotch on the top of the leaf.  

Taro plants (also known as elephants ears) are tropical, so Colocasia esculenta 'Maui Gold' will require warm temperatures to sprout. In cool climates, they’re best planted into pots and started indoors in temperatures which are fairly consistently around 20°C or above. When your Colocasia 'Maui Gold' plants spouts, you can continue to enjoy the vibrant, heart-shaped leaves indoors through the season, or you can move your plant outdoors and position it in a partially shaded spot in the garden for the summer months. Try this with paired with Colocasia 'Black Magic' for contrast!

Our Colocasia bulbs are grown and cultivated in Costa Rica.

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Suitable for indoors

  • Comes back every year

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Great for shade

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Needs winter protection

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Colocasia esculenta 'Maui Gold'

  • Flower colour

    Green

  • Bulb size

    18/+ (baseball size)

  • Established height

    1.2-1.5m

  • Established spread

    30-50cm

  • Leaf colour

    Green, white, variegated

  • 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

Useful information

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

Colocasia in 1 minute

They're also known as elephant ears and it's easy to see why. The big, dramatic leaves of Colocasia certainly bear a resemblance to those of our iconic pachyderm, and the plant's southeast Asian origins are as tropical as you could wish!

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