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any small elephant ear varieties?

Posted by dawgie z7NC (My Page) on
Tue, May 10, 05 at 11:12

Does anyone know of any elephant varieties that are relatively small, growing to perhaps 2' tall? We have a fairly small pond (4'x6') that my wife would like to grow an EE in, but all the varieties I have seen are supposed to grow 4-6' or taller. We don't want something that would overtake the pond. Also like the black varieties, if there is a dwarf version.


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RE: any small elephant ear varieties?

there are a bunch. check out the pictures (Alocasia) on the agristarts website, it should give you an idea of what is out there.


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RE: any small elephant ear varieties?

  • Posted by Josh z8a AL (My Page) on
    Fri, May 13, 05 at 23:53

Here's a nice small one...josh

Here is a link that might be useful: Small Colocasia


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RE: any small elephant ear varieties?

I think PD also carries 'Ruffles', which is 36" at maturity. To me, that's small, but it may not be to you.

Susan


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RE: any small elephant ear varieties?

Wellspring100 sells a dwarf form of Black Magic on ebay that would work for you.


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RE: any small elephant ear varieties?

I don't believe that Fallax can be grown as an aquatic, I may be in error but it is one I have never seen grown that way. I grow it in my yard as a terrestrial, and I can tell you, in my zone at least, it can be quite invasive.

I also grow "Ruffles" and it doesn't stay that small, it can get to 4-5 ft tall and the leaves get very large.

A very nice dwarf plant you might try is Dwarf Jenningsii, it looks like a miniature Colocasia antiquorum Illustris (Imperial Taro) but it can be hard to locate and pricey


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