Colocasia - Heart of the Jungle

Colocasia - Heart of the Jungle

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FEATURES

EVERYTHING goes with GREEN.

Colocasia are great tropical plants suited to be grown as annuals in cold winter climates and perennials in warm winter climates. The huge deep green leaves are a showstopper in any garden. Some Colocasia tend to spread by runners, while others remain as a clump. Heart of the Jungle is a Runner.

Award Winner

Foliage Interest

Heat Tolerant

Deadheading Not Necessary

Water Plant

 

CHARACTERISTICS

Plant Type: Annual 

Height Category: Tall 

Garden Height: 36 - 60 Inches 

Spacing: 36 - 60 Inches 

Spread: 36 - 60 Inches 

Foliage Colors: Green 

Foliage Shade: Dark Green 

Habit: Upright 

Container Role: Thriller

PLANT NEEDS

Light Requirement: Part Sun to Sun

Maintenance Category: Easy

Bloom Time: Grown for Foliage

Hardiness Zones: 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b

Water Category: Average

Uses: Container, Landscape

Uses Notes: Landscapes and containers

Maintenance Notes: According to the Humane Society of America Colocasia plants can be toxic to pets. This is means that the plants are generally identified as having the capability for producing a toxic reaction.

This plant is not edible and can be harmful to humans if ingested.

Colocasia form tubers and these tubers can be stored for replanting in the spring. To dig and store tubers follow these directions. First, allow frost to kill the top of the plant then cut back the stems and dig the tubers. Wash off any soil and then allow the tubers to dry. Wrap dry tubers in newspapers or pack them in peat moss. Label each tuber or group of tubers so you know what they are come spring. Store tubers in a dark, cool (35 to 45 F) place. Do not allow tubers to freeze.