Colocasia 'White Lava'
Colocasia 'White Lava'
Colocasia 'White Lava'

Colocasia 'White Lava'

"White-veined elephant ears"

Colocasia 'White Lava'

1 bulb — £12.90

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Orders placed until 29 February 2025
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Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2025
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Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2025
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Description

Take the tropical theme to the next level with this flashy number, Colocasia 'White Lava'. The large, heart-shaped leaves of this remarkable plant each brazenly flaunt a bright white spark-like marking, centred with a purple dot for extra detail. Achieving the tropical look means packing the plants in close to make a cool, leafy surrounding. Compact in size compared to many other Colocasia varieties, this one is just perfect for growing in a container or for squeezing into a small space.

Often grown as a houseplant, Colocasia 'White Lava' can also be successfully grown outside during the summer months, given a warm, sheltered and partially shaded spot. Pair it with architectural plants with plain leaves so it can really stand out, or mingle it in with some dazzlingly bright dahlias for a really staggering blast of colour and texture!

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 'White Lava'

  • Flower colour

    Green, white, variegated

  • Bulb size

    14/+

  • 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 until 29 February 2025
    You can expect your order in February/March 2025

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2025
    You can expect your order in March/April 2025

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2025
    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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