Spring Hill Nurseries Three-Piece "Thailand Giant Strain" Elephant Ear Set
This huge strain of the giant Elephant Ears is grown from a wild collected seed from Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand, in 2003 by former PDN Research Manager Petra Schmidt. In the wild, the plants reached a massive 9' tall, which is much larger than the clone of C Gigantea that we used to grow. Each leaf grows in excess of 5'L x 4'W. Each seedling will differ slightly, but massive plants will be the result.
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This item cannot ship to AK, HI, PR, VI or Guam for hardiness zone restrictions.
In foliage, the leaves are an attractive glaucous-grey which is typical of this species. From an early age, the plants are adorned with clusters of dramatically large, pleasantly scented, white flowers. With generous water and feeding, the leaves get as big as small kiddie swimming pools by late summer time. The plant even blooms, producing large, peace lily-like white flowers throughout the season.
As with all elephant ears, "Thailand Giant Strain" is easy to grow. This giant Elephant Ear is easily over-wintered in a sunny window in the house, or can be put in a semi-dormant state in a basement, or in a garage in the South. Be careful not to over water it. You will need to remove most of the foliage to make it manageable. If it is in the ground, pot it up a few weeks before moving it inside to give it time to adjust. Plus growing it in a container keeps the size down. In the ground or a large container, 'Thailand Giant Strain cannot be ignored.
- Plant Type:
Perennial in USDA Hardiness Zones 8B & Above
Treat as Annual in Zones 7 & Below
- Plant Form: Potted
- Sun/Shade Requirements: Partial to full sun
- Planting Distance: 6-8'
- Full Maturity: One year
- Height at Maturity: 8'
- Spread at Maturity: 6-8'
- Bloom Period: NA
- Watering Needs: Keep soil moist for the first year
Please see the above Planting & Care tab for further planting instructions and plant care info.
Click here to view Spring Hill's in-depth growing guide.
Grown in the USA.
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