GIANT ELEPAHANT EAR Remusatia vivipara
Exotic Plant With Large Glossy Leaves!
Elephant Ear plant grows up to 1m tall, arising from an underground tuber around 2–4 cm in diameter and coloured vivid red. The exotic-looking Leaves are broad, 10–40 cm long and 5–30 cm across. R.vivipara very rarely flowers, so seeds are rare. Flowers are white, and form a cluster of berries. Elephant Ear plants are readily used in gardens throughout the world, for their exotic appearance.
Remusatia vivipara can be found grow nativaly in Central and Western Africa, from Tanzania and Ethiopia to Sierra Leone; Oman, Yemen, Taiwan, Tibet, Yunnan, India, Indochina, Java and Northern Australia. Remusatia viviparais can be found in subtropical forests, on rocks, cliff edges around 700m-1900m above sea level.
This plant can also be used in bog gardens, ponds and wet locations.
Height: 1 meter
Location: Sun or
Type: Perennial, frost tender
Hardiness zones: 8-10, elsewhere dig and store tubers for the winter
Seeds per pack: 5
Germination: Soak seeds for 24 hours before planting on the surface of a sterile seed-start mix. Do not bury the seeds. Cover the container with plastic to retain moisture during germination. Keep in a warm location, and keep continually moist. Once seedlings begin to grow, remove the plastic covering and place in a bright location. Plants do best when moisture is consistent.