Super-sized Elephant Ear Plant

I want to see a Weird Universe reader grow this as a houseplant. Order your seedling here.
     Posted By: Paul - Mon Jan 19, 2009
     Category: Agriculture | Asia | Natural Wonders

I think my parents have one of those outside their house.
Posted by AGFH on 01/19/09 at 12:19 PM
In Costa Rica, they call these things (or a frighteningly similar plant)'Poor Man's Umbrella'.
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 01/19/09 at 12:34 PM
kelby: Not sure if they are imported or not, but Florida has ton of elephant ears. Not that big of course. The one in my parents yard is abut as tall as a full sized pick-up.
Posted by AGFH on 01/19/09 at 02:07 PM
We sell these, not quite as big (about 5' tall, leaves about 24"x18", at the hardware store I work at in San Francisco.

Unfortunately, as long as it passes quarantine for pests or blight, there is no restriction about bringing (non-endangered) plants into the US.
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