Royal Hawaiian® White Lava Elephant Ear

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Cruise through summer with the bold and bodacious Royal Hawaiian® 'White Lava' Elephant Ear. This boldly graphic plant unfurls large green heart-shaped leaves with a blaze of white veins from top to tip. Sturdy purple stems connect to each leaf with a purple starburst. Plant in tropical-inspired plantings or infuse a shady corner of the garden with energy and spectacular color. PP#24481 (Colocasia esculenta)
Zones 3 - 10
Great For Mass Plantings
Good For Containers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height 36-48" tall
Bulb Spacing30-36" wide

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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Plant Information

Give your garden an exciting tropical accent with one of summer’s biggest hits, Royal Hawaiian® 'White Lava' Elephant Ear. The Royal Hawaiian® series has been developed for performance in the garden and container; each is disease resistant with fabulous foliage, interesting stems, and a tidy habit.

Elephant Ears are perennial in zones 7b-11. In cooler zones, dig and store bulbs in a dark, frost-free location over the winter months. Deer and rabbit resistant.

More Information
Associated SKUsAM020309
AM020261 (Bag of 1)
AM020262 (Bag of 10)
Common Name
White Lava Elephant Ear
Botanical Name
Colocasia esculenta
Patent Number
Dark green with striking white center band along veins, large purple spot at base of each leaf.
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
36-48" tall
Bulb Spacing
30-36" wide
Bulb Size
Planting Depth
Pointed tip of corm should be 1-2" below soil surface.
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Great For Mass Plantings, Good For Containers
Additional Information
Tender Perennial. Grow as an annual in zones 3-7, or bring indoors before frost. Can also be grown as a houseplant.
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
All parts of the plant are poisonous if eaten raw, and may cause skin irritation. Toxic to dogs and cats.
Neonicotinoid Free
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
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