Elephant ears are in the Aroid family. Most all plants that we think of as Elephant ears are either Alocasias, Colocasias, or Xanthosomas. The classic “Elephant Ear” is Colocasia esculenta. Most Colocasias are similar with big, floppy leaves that hand
Giant leaves of Black Magic elephant ear (Colocasia esculenta) are not only colorful, but their tropical-looking foliage combines well with the patriotic colors of Pacifica Red periwinkle, white caladiums and Blue Daze evolvulus.