Plant profile: Colocasia ‘Distant Memory’

This spring I was given the opportunity (and a nice plant!) to be part of a competition growing Colocacia ‘Distant Memory,’ aka, elephant ear. I’m not sure how well I did in the competition (the results aren’t known yet), but I sure enjoyed watching it grow. I started it in a large pot with a nice mix of quality potting soil. I mixed about a cup of Espoma’s Hollytone right into the (damp) growing medium. I then planted the root I had received and pretty much sat back and watched it grow. And how it grew (see photo)!

I love the dark foliage and large leaves. I’m going to bring it inside before we have a killing frost. Hopefully, it will overwinter well for us and we’ll be able to put it outside on our patio next spring.

Colocasia ‘Distant Memory’ is being sold by Walters Gardens to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s research. Read more of what Walter’s Gardens is doing to help find a cure for Alzheimers and to honor the memory of Harriet Walters

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