Colocasia Esculenta (Jack's Giant)

An incredible Elephant Ear that reaches enormous sizes. Colocasia Jacks Giant is believed to be a tetriploid form of a common Colocasia esculenta which means a much larger grower with huge thick leaves. It also produces runners and is much more vigorous than most forms.

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Additional Classification Data

Family: Araceae
Genus: Colocasia
Species: Esculenta
Cultivar: Jack's Giant

Hardiness Zones

USDA Zone 7a: to 0 °F

USDA Zone 7b: to 5 °F

USDA Zone 8a: to 10 °F

USDA Zone 8b: to 15 °F

USDA Zone 9a: to 20 °F

USDA Zone 9b: to 25 °F

Plant Height

Height 4-6 ft.

Height 6-8 ft.

Light Exposure

Light - Full Sun

Light - 10% to 40% Shade

Growth Rate

Rate - Very Fast

Rate - Fast

Published/Updated on: 01-20-2021