Colocasia esculenta 'Mojito'

Mojito Elephant Ear

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Patents: PP#21,995

Family: Araceae

Genus: Colocasia

Parent: Colocasia esculenta

Category: Bulb

Zones: 7b to 10

Size: To 3' tall and wide

Growth Rate: Fast

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade

Description: 

Medium green leaves with purple flecks.

History: 

Patent application filed in 2009. Inventor Ty Richard Strode of Altamonte Springs, Florida.

Naturally occurring branch mutation of Colocasia esculenta 'Midnight' in a controlled greenhouse environment in 2007.

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My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon pot from Nurseries Caroliniana in September 2011 and kept it in the conservatory through the winter. I planted it by the foundation in the Daylily Fountain Garden in spring 2012.


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