Family:
Araceae
Toxins:
oxalates irritants
Flower Color:
  • flower color
Type:
bulb
Found:
ornamental, gardens

Time of Greatest Risk

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Geographical Distribution

Elephant's ear distribution - United States

Related Species

Elephant's Ear

Alocasia spp.

Caladium, Angel Wings, Taro
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Elephant's ear is of the Alocasia spp. which contains a variety of showy, large-leaved, tropical plants, some with colorful leaves. It's appearance varies depending on the species and there is a wide variety of leaf sizes, coloring and variations.

Toxic components
Alocasia spp. contains sharp, needle-like calcium oxalate crystals.