How to Plant Mammoth Elephant Ears?

Answer Known for its giant heart-shaped leaves, the mammoth elephant ear plant (Colocasia esculenta) is a perennial plant native to tropical regions. Gardeners who live in colder regions may also grow the... Read More »

Top Q&A For: How to Plant Mammoth Elephant Ears

How long does it take a mammoth elephant ear plant to grow after planting?

Mammoth elephant ears, or Colocasias, begin to sprout within 21 days of planting. Eventually the plant will grow to be between eight inches and nine feet tall, depending on the variety of Colocasia... Read More »

How do I winter an elephant ears plant?

PreparationWhen the foliage begins to darken, reduce the frequency of watering in anticipation of the first frost. Cut the stalk to 6 inches above the ground once the plant has experienced its firs... Read More »

How big are an elephant's ears?

Different types of elephants have different sized ears. African elephants' ears are 72 inches long and 45 inches wide, and Asian elephants' ears measure about 24 by 12 inches, according to the Ele... Read More »

How do I care for elephant ears?

Planting and MaintenancePlant elephant ears in moist, shady spots in the garden. Add 1 gallon of fresh compost per corm (the underground stem base). Plant them 3 to 4 feet apart and deeply enough t... Read More »