Elephant ears is a plant that can get your attention because of its spectacular patterned foliage.
Colocasia is mostly grown for decorative purposes with its beautiful large heart-shaped leaves. However, in tropical regions, this plant is also grown for its edible starchy tubers.
Elephant ears, also known as taro, is a common name for Colocasia plants. Colocasia is native to Pacific Islands, Malaysia, and New Guinea.
The plant can be treated as perennial or as an annual one; it depends on the climate zone where it grows.
The leaves are held on the end of succulent petioles, which come directly from the corm, sometimes called bulbs.