Colocasia esculanta ‘Blue Hawaii’

‘Blue Hawaii’ is grown for its spectacularly exotic leaves with dark burgendy veins and semi glossy burgendy stems. Colocasia esculanta ‘Blue Hawaii’ is an easily grown tropical plant so long as it’s given plenty of water and shelter from strong winds. It does flower, but it’s flower is simple and not particularly fragrant. It’s leaves are sure to be a focal point when planted in any exotic garden.

Key features:

Large exotic leaves, moisture loving.

Common names:

Taro, Elephant Ears.


Partial shade/Full sun.


Frost tender




Moist to wet soil. Acid or Alkaline.

Colocasia esculanta ‘Blue Hawaii’ growing in Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens during 2019.