Colocasia 'Pharaoh's Mask'
Colocasia 'Pharaoh's Mask'
Colocasia 'Pharaoh's Mask'
Colocasia 'Pharaoh's Mask'
Colocasia 'Pharaoh's Mask'
Colocasia 'Pharaoh's Mask'
Colocasia 'Pharaoh's Mask'
Colocasia 'Pharaoh's Mask'
Colocasia 'Pharaoh's Mask'
Colocasia 'Pharaoh's Mask'

Colocasia 'Pharaoh's Mask'

"Elephant ears"

Colocasia 'Pharaoh's Mask'

1 bulb — £17.45

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Description

Bow down to our latest king of the jungle plants—it's Colocasia 'Pharaoh's Mask' (and it means business!). This seriously majestic plant flaunts a strong look, with large reptile-green leaves which are corrugated with a ribcage formation of chunky black veins which curl backwards, forming a 3D mask-like shape. Growing to an established height of over 1m, it's fair to say this is a striking plant, and there's no doubt that Colocasia 'Pharaoh's Mask' will reign over your exotic plant collection with a heavy amount of authority.

This tropical perennial needs to be grown in warm conditions, so for best results you should start your Colocasia 'Pharaoh's Mask' bulb in a pot and enjoy watching it slowly unfurl indoors. You can keep it as a house plant or let it soak up summer outdoors in a sheltered, partially, shaded position. This plant is rare—keep it within its comfort zone and you'll be the proud plant parent of a Colocasia 'Pharaoh's Mask', which is usually very hard to come by.

Colocasia 'Pharaoh's Mask' is also known under its official botanical name Pharaohs Mask™ (Colocasia, variety 'COPHAMA') PP33772

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Suitable for indoors

  • Comes back every year

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Needs winter protection

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Colocasia 'Pharaoh's Mask'
    Pharaohs Mask™ (Colocasia, variety 'COPHAMA') PP33772

  • Bulb size

    14/16

  • Established height

    70cm-1m

  • Established spread

    70cm-1m

  • Leaf colour

    Reptile-green, near-black

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Tender/Tropical

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Partial shade
    Dappled shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Indoors
    Pots
    Exotic gardens
    Borders
    Large containers

  • Soil acidity

    Alkaline
    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining
    Damp

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Multipurpose compost

  • Growing skill

    Requires specific conditions

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    Harmful if eaten

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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