hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

Re: "Elephant Ear"??? Man, I hate that term!

  • Subject: Re: "Elephant Ear"??? Man, I hate that term!
  • From: "Windy Aubrey" <exotics@hawaii.rr.com>
  • Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2008 09:36:32 -1000

Maybe I can help a bit.
I have 'Elephant Ears' :>) naturalized on our property.  It's very common here in Hawaii and is the species Xanthosoma sagittifolium.
It does get a beautiful huge spathe that is slightly pinkish and has a very distinctive odor.
I saw one in bloom the other day and if it is still photogenic I will get you a shot.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, March 09, 2008 3:43 AM
Subject: [Aroid-l] "Elephant Ear"??? Man, I hate that term!

I'm sure just about all of you have seen plants in your local nursery, Home Depot, WalMart or Lowe's being sold this time of year with the name "Elephant Ear".  I hate that term and no one at any of our local stores has ever been able to tell me what the species, or base species if it is a hybrid, might be.  I've always assumed some sort of Xanthosoma but can't find anything.  One note I recently received said it was a very large Caladium, but if it is, I can't find out anything about it.  Does anyone on this forum know for certain?  Although I've never seen one produce a spathe I'm told it produces a large white inflorescence.  This is one plant I'd love to do a page for my website on!!
Steve Lucas

Aroid-L mailing list
Aroid-L mailing list

Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement