Colocasia esculenta 'Pink China'

Elephant Ear

Tips for Homeowners:

The plant produces tubers which can be stored for the winter and replanted in the spring. Completely remove soil from the tuber and allow to dry, after which the tubers are wrapped in moistened newspapers or peat moss.

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Who needs a flower when this plant will get all the attention with its stunning, green leaves with a pink eye and pink stems.

  • Leaves are green with a pink eye
  • Adds tropical flair to landscape or containers
  • Stunning pink stems

An excellent focal point for moist soils in woodland settings or in mixed combination containers.

Height: 4-6 ft
Spread: 4-6 ft
Zone: 7-11
Color: Non-Flowering

Interesting Notes about Elephant Ear:

Keep away from kids and pets, as the sap can cause skin irritation and all parts are toxic if ingested.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Focal Point
  • Container
  • No Deadheading
  • Water's Edge / Bog Plant
  • Fast Growing
  • Great Foliage
  • Border or Bed
  • Low Maintenance

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Full Sun
  • Full Shade
  • Partial Sun


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained