A traveling elephant ear?? Help me ID this plant!

kpev7hard(7)August 5, 2009

I got this plant from a mixed bag auction on ebay. The person selling it called them Traveling Elephant Ears, but I can't find anything about that plant on the internet. The plants don't come from a bulb or corm, they are just a root mass like a perennial or annual. They also have all these little shoots coming off of them that root and grow new plants. It is very vigorous (to say the least!) and I love it, but I'd like to know more about it!

Any help that can be provided in identifying this plant would be greatly appreciated!


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bihai(zone 9)

I can't see your pics, but the plant commonly called Travelling EE is Remustaria or something like that, I think I misspelled that

    Bookmark   August 6, 2009 at 7:34AM
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Sorry, I did the photo link thing wrong. I tried to include a link below, hopefully that works.

Here is a link that might be useful: elephant ears?

    Bookmark   August 6, 2009 at 9:03AM
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Martina DeLuca

It's Colocasia Escuelenta "Ruffles". There's also a black form.


    Bookmark   August 7, 2009 at 4:53AM
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bihai(zone 9)

Oh yes I can see it now.
I can see why they would call it travelling EE, because it is invasive here in FL and other warm states, LOL. I think they have even placed it on our noxious weed list, but its very nice if you keep it contained. Yours looks great!

    Bookmark   August 7, 2009 at 7:37AM
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OH wow! Well thank goodness I have it restrained!!
Thank you all for the information, now that I know what I'm dealing with I can properly take care of it.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2009 at 2:48PM
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johnjsr(9A DeLand)

There are a lot of different cultivars of c esculenta. It is said to be the oldest plant cultivated by man. It's known as Taro and a lot of other names and it is a food plant all over the world. I have about five of them growing and someday soon I intend to eat one.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2009 at 12:50AM
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