This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Elephant ears, Green taro
- Black Magic , Fontanesia, Illustris
- Poisonous Plants, Water Garden
Plant in 5 gallon pot with rich soil; sun to partial shade; tuberous rootstock with ringlike scars
- Perennial herbs; leaves very large, arrow-shaped, long stalked; flowers in a spadix with a greenish or yellow spathe
- 2-6 ft.
- Up to 3 ft. heart-shaped to arrow-shaped leaves; prominent veins
- Modest flowers; grown for foliage
- Poison Part:
- All parts, unless cooked first
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Burning and swelling of lips, mouth, tongue, and throat, difficulty of speech
- Toxic Principle:
- Calcium oxalate crystals
- CAUSES SEVERE PAIN IN THE MOUTH IF EATEN!
- Found in:
- Houseplant or interiorscape; landscape as cultivated, tender or hardy bulb
NCCES plant id: 2331