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Elephant Ear Mojito in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Colocasia esculenta 'Mojito'

 

Elephant Ear 'Mojito'

Named after the popular Cuban mixed drink, the leaves are mid-green with burgandy flecks throughout. In moist, rich soils, the clump can reach 1m in height, less in drier sites. It is relatively easy to grow in the UK during the summer months. During the winter, it is best potted up and kept indoors under glass, keeing it dry and frost-free. Stop watering from mid-October through to Spring to ensure the tubers don't rot

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plant Features
  • Elephant Ear Mojito likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Elephant Ear Mojito likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

  • Elephant Ear Mojito is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Elephant Ear Mojito likes moist and rich

    Moist and rich

 
plant information

Common name

Elephant Ear 'Mojito'

Latin name

Colocasia esculenta 'Mojito'

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Araceae

ph

5.5 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Elephant Ear Mojito likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Elephant Ear Mojito is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Elephant Ear Mojito likes moist and rich

    Moist and rich

  • Water

    Elephant Ear Mojito likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Elephant Ear Mojito is 0.50meters x 0.90meters 0.50 M 0.90 M

Colocasia esculenta 'Mojito'

Named after the popular Cuban mixed drink, the leaves are mid-green with burgandy flecks throughout. In moist, rich soils, the clump can reach 1m in height, less in drier sites. It is relatively easy to grow in the UK during the summer months. During the winter, it is best potted up and kept indoors under glass, keeing it dry and frost-free. Stop watering from mid-October through to Spring to ensure the tubers don't rot


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Elephant ears should be planted slightly deeper than they grow as they will push up. During the growing season, Colocasia will continually produce new leaves as the older leaves continually die off.

 

Propogation by seed

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Colocasia can be propagated by seed or division. If sowing seed, germination should take place within 21 days.

 

Propogation by division

From Late Autumn TO Late Autumn

If propagating by division, you can divide the larger tubers or separate the new plantlets that form at the rhizome tips.

 
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