More grocery store Elephant Ears - Yautia (Xanthasoma?)

geoforce(z7a SE PA)September 28, 2007

While I have been really happy with the eddoes (Colocasia) I found at my local Farmers' Market, (Actually I am developing a taste for it fried like fried potatoes), I just encountered Yautia today at a different market. Most google references agree that this is one of the Xanthasoma species. Looking at the data on, this looks interesting also although there is no possible way it will be hardy in my zone although the eddoes might just make it.

Is anyone growing or has grown this as an outdoor ornamental in zone 7 or 6?


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Xanthosoma sagittifolium (L.) Schott is often sold as Yautia in Latin countries. In South Florida you can find it in almost any supermarket.

    Bookmark   September 29, 2007 at 9:10PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Trade S. Venosum / Z. Zamiifolia For ???
Email Me At If interested in...
Need identification and care instructions
This plant came up out of nowhere in 2005 and comes...
Amorphophallus galbra
Rob, There's a maximum of 150 posts on a thread and...
Best place to buy?
I'm looking for Thai Giant, Borneo Giant, Jack's Giant,...
Malanga vs. Yautia
I picked up these "roots" at the local Latin...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™