The elephant ear has large leaves. They are so spacious that they can reach a meter and a half in length. They have a wide base that tapers towards the tip, like a triangle. Most of them are green (some more intense than others), and some show purple or bronze flashes, with nerves that stand out.
This plant has an elongated, porous and underground stem, which is its main organ. Below is the roots and above the buds. Both the leaves and the flowers sprout directly from it.
Rarely does the elephant ear flourish. In general, the reed that grows at the base of the leaf, which is whitish in color, is called a flower. Around it are spatulas, which act as protective shields.
The light-colored rod is the true elephant ear flower, which is known as a spadix. In the upper part of this rod the male flowers with stamens develop, in the center the sterile ones, and in the lower part the female flowers.
CULTIVATION AND REPRODUCTION OF THE ELEPHANT EAR
Tropical climates favor the reproduction of the elephant ear. In case of sowing in the ground, it must be moist and well drained. It can be done at the foot of other larger trees, to take advantage of their shade. Ideally, it should be buried at about 15 centimeters, a stem that contains at least one bud. This must be dry and for that you have to leave it two or three days in the open air. This process should run during the spring.