Hilo Beauty

Hilo Beauty only gets about 2 feet tall with 12 inch leaves but it makes a real impact in the garden.  No other elephant ear displays such outstanding variagation.  I grew this for many years but sadly it’s no longer in the garden.  Not sure where it went but probably it died in a hard winter freeze.
There is a lot of disagreement on this plants taxonomy.  Some say it’s Alocasia, others say Colocasia.  Either way it is a hybrid and never flowers so no one is sure which plants are it’s parents.

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