Re: common elephant ears
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- Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2000 22:31:11 -0600 (CST)
Julius Boos wrote:
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> Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2000 10:55 PM
> Subject: common elephant ears
> Dear Eric,
> NEVER any anger with wonderful newcomers like yourself to our list!
> The ones I have seen for sale at Wal Mart, K Mart, etc.are a generally var.
> of Colocasia esculenta, but sometimes the photo on the packet shows a
> Xanthosoma leaf!!!! Good luck in your quest! The problem with BIG plants
> is that not many produce seeds, and so shipping giant rhizomes is
> difficult!! Xanthosoma sagittifolia is available in most groceries, sold
> as 'malanga blanca', and will get HUGE (over 6-8') if left to grow without a
> dormant period. Make SURE what you buy is the 'blanca', not the 'lilac',
> which is X. violacium, a beautiful plant also, but only 4' or so. Check
> the growing ends of the rhizomes at the grocery, 'blanca' will have whitish
> flesh, 'lila' will have reddish flesh.
> Good luck,
> >Sorry, another beginner question. Just out of curiosity does anyone
> know what
> genera and species the common elephant ear is? I am talking about the one
> can buy dormant at any Walmart, Home Depot or Lowes. Thanks again.
> Eric, (southeast Texas, zone 8b)<
Julius, where do you live? I have never seen Xanthosoma sagittifolia
a grocery store here and it is one of the aroids I am interested in (I have
pictures of mature plants that are huge!) What section of the grocery
they normally in?
Eric, (southeast Texas, zone 8b)