If you have limited space, no garden at all or just prefer container gardening, this kit is made for you! Container gardening makes it easy to care for your plants. As long as you have space on your porch, deck, patio or balcony for a medium-sized container, you can garden. Our transition styled decorative rattan planter (sized 12" x 12" x 16") comes with a hard-shell inner plastic growing pot, bag of growing medium, planting stock, gardening gloves and growing directions.
About this Variety
Elephant ear bulbs are among the most eye catching of all bulbs. They are one of the largest bulbs and very versatile since they can grow with little sunlight to full shade. Beautiful on their own, they provide a bold, tropical effect in any outdoor setting. Once established, they require little to no attention. Colocasia Hawaiian Punch grows into clumps, with arrow shaped leaves that remain shorter than most other varieties. Its bright red stems, veins and margins are noteworthy. Excellent for containers.
- Colorful stems
- Great for containers
- Foliage summer through fall
- Thrives in moist areas, including standing water
- Easy to grow
Full sun to partial shade
Grows 36" tall
Plant 3-4' apart, 2-3" deep
Grow as Perennial in zones 8-11, Grow as Annual elsewhere.
First, decide where the planter will be located and if you want the pot to have drainage. Proper drainage is key if you are placing the planter outside. If placing outside, remove the drainage plug(s) from the bottom. Then, empty about 85% of the medium bag into the pot. Firm and smooth the planting medium. Next, place the bulb(s)/root(s) onto the soil, centering it/them, spreading the root(s) out (if roots) and then add remaining medium on top. Water well, saturating the soil deeply. Continue to saturate soil for the first few days then water as needed. Sit back and let mother nature do her thing!
Plants in containers are above soil level and exposed to the elements making them more prone to freeze damage during the winter than plants planted in the garden. Take extra precautions and overwinter the planter in a protected area (shed or garage) during freezing temperatures (best to provide a winter environment that is one zone hardier than your area). To overwinter: Water plants thoroughly and move borderline-hardy plants into a protected area to increase chance of survival. Because the plant is dormant, light isn't required. Check every few weeks to ensure the planting medium isn't dry. Water sparingly. Overwatering can cause the plants to come out of dormancy. Place planter back outside to restart its cycle when spring arrives and warmer temperatures return!