Growing tropical-looking plants in the Phoenix, Arizona area. With a wiener dog.



October 19, 2011

Elephant Ears in Arizona

If anyone tells you that you can't grow Elephant Ears (colocasia) in the Phoenix, Arizona area, have them take a look out of my dining room window. These plants are now about five feet tall and are beginning to block the view out of the window. But they are what I want to see!

I took this photo at eye level, and I am about six feet tall (which is how most guys who are 5' 10" describe themselves). These plants have been in the ground for a few years but they have never, ever, been this big. It must be a combination of the weather, the watering schedule, fertilizer, and everything. Whatever it is, it's working!

Now all I need is some dinosaurs running around and I will have to rename my backyard Jurassic Park!
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