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Maui Gold Elephant Ear Plant
Bright, Light Foliage!

Maui Gold Elephant Ear Plant

Plants
Item # 35584
$22.95
Buy 3+ at $19.95 ea

The latest in the popular Royal Hawaiian® collection!

The first clumping gold-leafed Elephant Ear!
Plant Patent Applied For

It's a breakthrough in Elephant Ears! Maui Gold is the first-ever "clumping" gold-leafed variety, meaning that it stays neat and contained even in semi-tropical and tropical climates. More important, it's absolutely gorgeous, with bright chartreuse leaves very thinly edged in dark purple and boasting a big purple spot where the leaf meets the stem! You won't find a more beautiful or easier to grow accent for sun to part shade, and this plant is so compact you can put it in a large container if you like!

The new foliage unfurls bright gold with a purple rim, huge and absolutely lovely. It quickly matures to chartreuse and may become bright lime-green in summer, all the while keeping its exquisite texture and shape. The habit of Maui Gold is vase-shaped, so it looks terrific as a specimen, in a flowerpot or tub, and in the garden. None of those sprawling, rangy Elephant Ears here -- just a symmetrical, perfectly gorgeous plant!

Maui Gold reaches about 4 feet high and maybe 3 feet wide, with dense growth (lots of big ears!). The stems are white to cream, adding to the ornamental appeal of this foliage plant. Grow it anywhere -- it's easy to stash in the garage or other frost-free location if you live north of its zone 7 hardiness range.

This is the latest in the Royal Hawaiian® series developed by University of Hawaii professor John Cho. These Elephant Ears were originally part of a series bred for leafspot resistance, so you can imagine how garden-tough they are! Give the plant ample water, well-drained soil, and either full sun or light shade, and let Maui Gold do the rest! You'll love the bright colors and bold, oversized foliage -- they complement most other plants in the garden perfectly, and are showy enough to stand on their own, too. Consider placing a pair of container Maui Golds at the bottom of the porch steps to welcome guests to your home, or a line of these plants in the front of the foundation, their giant leaves arching out into the garden path! They make a great backdrop for flowering annuals and perennials in beds and borders, too.

Have fun growing and admiring your Maui Gold Elephant Ear! Zones 7-11, or anywhere with frost-free winter protection.

Genus Colocasia
Species esculenta
Variety Royal Hawaiian® Maui Gold
PPAF PPAF
Item Form Plants
Zone 7 - 11
Habit Mound-shaped
Plant Height 4 ft
Plant Width 3 ft
Additional Characteristics Easy Care Plants, Indoor Growing, Spring Foliage Changes, Variegated
Foliage Color Chartreuse, Gold, Light Green, Purple, Variegated
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Bacterial Leaf Spot, Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy, Poor, Sandy
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Foliage Interest, Foundation, Houseplant, Outdoor, Winter Interest
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands