Colocasia esculenta 'Mojito'

Mojito Elephant Ear




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


Medium green leaves with purple flecks.


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.

Other Cultivars: 

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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