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Elephant Ear Thailand Giant

 
Elephant Ear Thailand Giant, Colocasia gigantea, Elephant Ear

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Thailand Giant is the largest variety of Elephant Ear with giant, light-green canopy of leaves that are a true show-stopper in the summer garden. Spectacular! (Colocasia gigantea)

Zones 3 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Containers
Containers
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 84-120" tall (7-10' tall)
Bulb Spacing48-60" wide
Bloom Time Foliage plant all summer
Size Plant - 3.5" pot
SKU 7ELEP
Thailand Giant’s huge, light-green leaves create a show-stopping, dramatic statement in the summer garden. Beautiful on its own or to offset your favorite blooms.

Gardeners love this exotic favorite as a screen or as a background for smaller plants and flowers. Always a highlight in any garden, and very easy to grow and care for.

SKU 7ELEP
Common Name Elephant Ear
Botanical Name Colocasia gigantea
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Potted Plant
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Large green leaves.
Mature Height 84-120" tall (7-10' tall)
Bulb Spacing 48-60" wide
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Bloom Time Foliage plant all summer
Plant Type / Life Cycle Annual
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Containers
Additional Information Hardy in zones 8-10
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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American MeadowsElephant Ear Thailand Giant
 
4.0

(based on 7 reviews)

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71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love this plant!

By 

from Saratoga Springs, NY

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Healthy
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about American Meadows Elephant Ear Thailand Giant:

      I used these plants in large urns. Hope they will be available again next spring. I would like to preorder them now c

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      My Elephant Ear Thailand Giant

      By 

      from Mexico, Missouri

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about American Meadows Elephant Ear Thailand Giant:

      First of all I do not have a green thumb. After seeing smaller elephant ears at a public golf course I decided I would buy one and see what happens. I couldn't have been happier. After searching the internet for who to buy from I choose American Meadows. The plant was healthy when received and absolutely thrived in Missouri's hot steamy summer. They were not in the shade but in direct sunlight . They have more then exceeded my expectations . Now that fall is approaching I was given prompt answers to my e-mail inquiry as to how to prepare the plant for winter. Shannon was very informative. All in all my experience with American Meadows and my first Elephant Ear plant was a huge success. Thank you very much. Charles Smith

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This Giant is no lie.

      By 

      from Pittsburgh, PA

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about American Meadows Elephant Ear Thailand Giant:

      This Elephant Ear grew so big, next year it will go in the corner of my yard. Helped create a Tropical effect; reminding me of my childhood growing up in Key West.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Looks are definitely deceiving

      By 

      from Hudson Valley, NY

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about American Meadows Elephant Ear Thailand Giant:

      I planted this according to the directions, and the plant did not thrive. It looks just like the elephant ears I bought at a mass market retailer. I will not buy again.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Gigantea Elephante Ear

      By 

      from Appleton, WI

      Pros

      • Good growth
      • Plant Very Good Condition
      • Will Order More Plants

      Cons

      • Browning Of Leaf Edges
      • Site For Best Growth

      Best Uses

      • Planter So Easilycan Move

      Comments about American Meadows Elephant Ear Thailand Giant:

      Hard to determine cause of browning edge of leafs - too much sun, not enough, moisture conditions should be OK with planter drainage. Move to more sunny location. Results pending.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      AS described

      By 

      from Midlothian, Va.

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about American Meadows Elephant Ear Thailand Giant:

      It is Beautiful around the Koi Pond.............

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      so so

      By 

      from Gordonsville, va

      Comments about American Meadows Elephant Ear Thailand Giant:

      They made it but not by much. Very slow in growing...

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

      To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

      • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
      • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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