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Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Quick Plant Care Hacks: Giant Elephant Ears Plants (Alocasia Macrohiza 'Black Stem' / Giant Taro - Colocasia gigantea 'Thailand Giant' / Blue Taro - Xanthosoma violaceum )

Here are the Collection of 3 different Types of Elephant Ears which I'm showcasing here: 

1) Alocasia Macrohiza 'Black Stem' 
2) Giant Taro - Colocasia gigantea 'Thailand Giant' 
3) Blue Taro - Xanthosoma violaceum 

Tip 1: 
Super Size Growing Plant These are Giants 
- hence do keep in mind for their growth space. Lacking growth in open space in their natural elements especially in open sun and rain may cause them to get over stressed harboring spider-mite infestation together with other stress related pest on them. 

Tip 2: 
Since they are in shade 
Do watch out for spider mites 
- however spider mites do not like wet humid area and be sure to keep the leaves wet and spray on them often or you can wash them with light soap to get rid of them. 

Tip 3: 
The Bigger the Plant 
- the Thirsty It Gets Especially the Blue Taro where I grow them inside an aquatic feature container where it is freely growing inside the container without any soil medium and it's doing just fine. 
Not all species can do this as I had tried with Black Stem Alocasia which it had rotten away.

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