- Large Tropical Leaves
- Almost Black, Dark-Green Leaves
- Loves Sun and Shade
- Great Container Plant
The Elephant Ear Illustris, ‘Colocasia Illustris’, looks great in a container or in your shade garden. The large beautiful leaves will add diversity and drama to any landscape, large container or patio.
The Illustris looks similar to the Esculenta but has gorgeous dark, almost black leaves with dark green veins. Adding depth and a gorgeous backdrop, or focal point to every plant it is mixed with.
Your Elephant’s Ear Illustris will produce large tropical looking leaves, and is a plant that looks great when used with other colorful plants like Caladiums. It will do the best in well drained soils that are fertilized and watered regularly.