Elephant Ear - Patio Kit - with Decorative Rattan Planter, Planting Medium & Bulb

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Fall 2023 Shipping Schedule: 3/1/2024

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 decorative rattan planter (sized 12 x 12 x 16") comes with a hard-shell, inner plastic growing pot, bag of medium, planting stock, gardening gloves and growing directions.

About this Variety

Nothing screams tropical in the summer garden than the magnificent Elephant Ear! These beloved, easy to grow tubers produce the most dramatic, exotic foliage summer to fall. There are two main types of Elephant Ears - Alocasia (upward pointing, glossy leaves) and Colocasia (tall stems with velvety leaves that hang similar to elephants's ears). Elephant Ears range in color, height, pattern and texture. Colocasia esculenta is grown in Hawaii for food and is commonly known as taro.

Daylily Stella D'Oro is a multiple AHS award winner and is perhaps the most popular daylily in cultivation worldwide. Its blooms are yellow, with deep throats and ruffled edges. Its foliage is linear and blade-like. Stella D'Oro's flower is classified as miniature and appreciated for its compact size, vigorous growth, profuse and extended blooming period. Very easy to grow and a garden staple. Plant en masse in broad sweeps for massive curb appeal. Will return for years to come.


  • Exotic, tropical foliage
  • Grows well in containers
  • Foliage summer through fall
  • Thrives in moist areas, including standing water
  • Easy to grow


Full sun to partial shade


Foliage Summer to Fall


Grows 24-48" tall


Plant 2-4" deep

USDA Zones:

Grow as Perennial in zones 8-10, Grow as Annual elsewhere.

Growing Instructions

First, decide where the planted will be located and if you want the pot needs drainage. Proper drainage is key if you are placing the planter outside. If placing outside, remove the drainage plug(s) from the bottom. Empty about 85% of the medium bag into the pot. Firm and smooth the planting medium. Next, place the plants onto the soil, center within the space, spread out roots then add remaining medium on top. Water well, saturating the soil deeply. Continue to saturate soil for first few days then water as need. Sit back and let mother nature do her thing!

Care Tip

Plants in containers are above soil level and exposed to the elements which make 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 and warmer temperatures return!