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Colocasia fallax / Silver Leaf Elephant Ear (10 x seeds)
Colocasia fallax / Silver Leaf Elephant Ear (10 x seeds)

Colocasia fallax / Silver Leaf Elephant Ear (10 x seeds)

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Binomial name: Colocasia fallax / Silver Leaf Elephant Ear Seeds

Family: Araceae 

Characteristics: Arrow-shaped soft velvet leaves. A stunning houseplant that is popular worldwide for its ‘elephant ears’ shaped leaves. 

Seeds per packet: 10 x seeds 

Description: Seed can be sown throughout the year indoors in a mini glasshouse.

Planting medium: Seed raising mix (preferably organic).

Optimum germination temperature: 20-29°C.

  1. Prepare small pots with a well draining seed raising mix that is light-medium weight. Put sphagnum moss on top to keep moisture in. Sow one seed per pot.
  2. Sow approximately 2mm deep and moisten (do not water log) with a spray bottle to avoid disturbing seeds.
  3. Place pots in a warm spot in a mini glasshouse (they must be covered with glass or plastic) that gets plenty of indirect light, not full hot afternoon sun. Ideal temperatures for germination are 22-29°C. Seeds should germinate in these conditions within 17-29 days. A heat mat may be necessary if these temperatures cannot be provided naturally.
  4. Keep moist during the entire germination period.
  5. Transplant once necessary.
  6. Seedlings are small, handle with care