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Xanthosoma sagittifolium

Elephant Ear

This "Elephant Ear" has huge bright green arrowhead shaped leaves.  It  is a great for a tropical effect in sun or part shade.  Cut back plants after the frost kills the tops and mound 10 inches of coarse sand over the stubs and mulch over with pine straw.  As weather warms, remove this covering to allow new shoots to emerge. Given rich soil and ample water, these plants will thrive during hot summers.  Perhaps originally native to the West Indies but widely grown and naturalized elsewhere in warm climate areas.   

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Height
5-7 Feet

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Spread
5-7 Feet

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USDA Hardiness Zone 8-10

Characteristics & Attributes

Growth Rate in the Garden
Moderate
Soil Properties
Rich
Sun Requirements
Full Sun to Light Shade