This blog is about growing tropical-looking plants in the Phoenix, Arizona area



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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