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Thailand Giant Elephant Ear

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'Thailand Giant' is the largest variety of Elephant Ear, creating a giant, light-green canopy of gently-ribbed leaves in the summer garden. Just spectacular! Your visitors won't be able to stop measuring themselves against the enormous leaves. (Colocasia gigantea)
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Botanical Name
Colocasia gigantea Thailand Giant
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy To Grow, Container Planting
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
120-144" tall (10-12 feet)
Bloom Time
Foliage plant all summer


Colocasia and Alocasia, both commonly known as Elephant Ears, are tropical perennials from southern Asia, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Guinea, parts of Australia, and the Pacific Islands. Gardeners love these easy-to-grow plants for their bold, architectural foliage to help give definition to outdoor spaces and to complement colorful flowers. As the summer wears on and other plants grow weary, Elephant Ears become more vigorous – colorful right up until the first frost! Plant in spring when the soil has warmed in a full- to part-sun location in wet or moisture-retentive soil, and feed and water regularly for best results. Elephant Ears are also popular houseplants and can be grown in large containers with plenty of watering and added humidity