Need to make a giant statement? Or a colorful, tropical backdrop for you to relax beside with a fruity drink? Choose the White Lava Colocasia (Colocasia esculenta 'White Lava') will become your go-to for fast visual impact and the giant, tropical accent that you have been longing for! Growing from large tubers each spring, Colocasia grows to a stunning size and their large leaves expand wide to draw the eye to any area without fail!
Large heart-shaped leaves sprout in a fountain of soothing cool-green leaves, highlighted with bright white veins and streaks that form a star on each huge leaf. Each of these architectural accents foliage plants are highlighted further with a bold splash of purple at the stem!
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 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.
Quickly filling any landscape or container planting with instant, colorful, tropical appeal! Strong stems hold these giant, glossy leaves up high and give a whimsical and structural feel with ease! A hardy perennial in zones 8-11 however colder zones you won't miss out! These corms can be brought inside for the winter, or saved for next year. Use as annual accents in all growing zones for an exotic boost to your garden.
Great as a stand-alone focal point, as a 'thriller' in planters and containers and the garden, and as an amazing backdrop for your summer blooming flowers (or for your hammock)! Anywhere White Lava Elephant Ears grow, it's certain to make a dramatic difference! Plant around water gardens and tropical displays for heat and humidity-resistant accents. Use in pairs to stand on either side of a bench, path entrance or your front door as fantastic focal points, or groupings around your seating and entertaining areas for pinpoint privacy!
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.
Get your own garden living décor today by ordering the White Lava Elephant Ears for yourself today! Make your landscaping explode with beauty today by ordering your very own White Lava Colocasia from Nature Hills Nursery!
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.
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|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Colocasia esculenta 'White Lava'|
|Mature Height||36 - 48 inches|
|Mature Spread||3 - 4 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Moisture||Moderate to High|
|Foliage Color||Green & White|
|Pruning Time||After Foliage Yellows|