Elephant's Ear Overview
Xanthosoma contains 76 tropical perennial plants in the Arum family, Araceae. They are widely cultivated for their edible starchy tubers and stems and are also grown as ornamentals because of their large, attractive arrow-shaped leaves. They prefer partial shade and moist soil and are tender so need protection from frost.
How to propagate Elephant's Ear
Division of tubers in spring or summer.
Special features of Elephant's Ear
Other uses of Elephant's Ear
Grown mainly for their attractive foliage. Many species are cultivated in the tropics for their edible, starchy tubers.