Hawaiian Punch Elephant Ear

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Exotic tropical Hawaiian Punch Colocasia (Colocasia esculenta 'Hawaiian Punch') Elephant Ears are a stunning variety of Elephant Ears. The huge heart-shaped green leaves are long, thick and glossy. Mature plants reach a height of 2 to 3 feet and their leaves are adorned with attractive red margins with red veins on their underside.

The contrast between the bright tropical green foliage is the bright Hawaiian Punch red stems that look fantastic when mixed among other tropical foliage plants and flowers in the landscape! The leaves of Hawaiian Punch droop to the ground. The blossoms consist of yellowish-green spathe and spadix.

Shrugging off heat and humidity with ease, Colocasia continually produces new leaves throughout the growing season. Mature Elephant Ear plants reach a height of 4 to 5 feet with their leaves up to 2 feet wide. Perennial Colocasia corms in growing zones 8 to 11 and annual accents in all growing zones. The old leaves die off and can be removed to keep the plant looking neat and tidy.

Planting and Application:

Elephant Ears are fantastic specimen plants and ideal to add an exotic flair to seating areas, as pinpoint privacy around the pool, or as gorgeous accents and backdrops among other tropical plants, vibrant Callas, or mixed among exotic Ginger and Banana plants! Containers, planters, and in the ground, you won't go wrong with these fantastic focal points!

This plant performs best along the edge of a pool or submerged in a water feature. Any higher moisture location along streams, Rain Gardens, and that boggy area around the HVAC unit that can use some tropical flair. The dramatic hue has a fantastic effect that will look great in any garden!

  • Bright Green Heart-Shaped Leaves
  • Vibrant Red Stems & Accents
  • Fast-Growing Focal Points
  • Thriller in Containers & Architectural Garden Décor
  • Specimen & High-Impact Color Accents

#ProPlantTips for Care:

For the best coloration, grow Colocasia in full sun or partial shade for the most color and plant them in organically rich well-drained soil. Colocasia are tolerant of both average to high moisture locations. Gardeners in zones 3-7 may overwinter the corms indoors. As soon as the temperatures drop below 40°F, dig the corms up, brush off excess soil and store them in dry peat moss or wood shavings. Place in a warm, dark and dry place with a temperature no higher than 50-60°F.

  • Grow in Full Sun or Partial Shade
  • Moist Well-Drained Soil
  • Appreciates Regular Fertility
  • Prune After Foliage Yellows
  • Cold Zones Can Lift & Overwinter Corm
  • Low-Maintenance Annual in Cold Climates

Hawaiian Punch Elephant Ears are going to add some punch to your garden this year! Hurry and add this stunning tropical plant to your yard from Nature Hills and be ready to have the whole town talking about its fantastic color!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Hawaiian Punch Elephant Ear Is Suited to Grow in Zones 7-11 Annual in all growing zones
Growing Zones 7-11 Annual in all growing zones
More Information
Brand Plants That Work
Botanical Name Colocasia esculenta 'Hawaiian Punch'
Type Annual
Mature Height 24 - 36 inches
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate to High
Growth Rate Fast
Foliage Color Green & Red Stems
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Foliage Yellows
Spacing 72 inches