- Article number: COLESPI01
Colocasia esculenta Pink China also known as "Elephant ear" belongs to the family Araceae. This family also includes the Arum (Zantedeschia).
This Colocasia Pink China is considered one of the most hardy and looks very beautiful.
The plant is about 100/150 cm tall, has pink / red stems and large leaves.
The Colocasia likes to have extra water and fresh food in the summer, this will greatly benefit the growth.
Can also be used as a marsh plant in a shallow pond area, the plant gets a lot of surplus food from your water.
Planted in the open ground, this can easily hibernate, but to be sure, throw a layer of peat litter at the place where the roots are.
This way you are assured that the plant will return from the ground with new shoots mid-May, when the soil warms up again. Plants that we deliver between November and April have no foliage, plants sprout again in May.
This perennial can not be lacking in an exotic or tropical garden.
Winter hardiness zone 6b (-18ºC).