Elephant Ear (Xanthosoma 1PPP or Xanthosoma lindenii).

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Growing Zone: 8-11

Growing Zone: 8-11 Outdoors

Plant Specifications

Plant Name Elephant Ear (Xanthosoma 1PPP or Xanthosoma lindenii).
Mature Height 3 to 6 feet.
Mature Width 2 to 3 feet.
Spacing Space plants 12 to 18 inches apart.
Sunlight refers partial shade or filtered sunlight.
Temperature Tolerance Thrives in temperatures between 65°F to 80°F (18°C to 27°C).
Watering Needs Moderate watering needs; keep soil consistently moist.
Growth Rate Moderate growth rate.
Difficulty Level Easy to care for, suitable for beginners.
Grows Well Indoors Well-suited for indoor growth; prefers bright, indirect light.
Flowering Time Typically flowers in late spring to early summer.
Origin Native to tropical regions of Central and South America.

How to Grow

Xanthosoma 1PPP (Xanthosoma lindenii) thrives indoors. Preferring moderate to bright, indirect sunlight, it adapts to lower light levels. Plant in well-draining potting mix with drainage holes to prevent waterlogged roots.

Care Tips

Xanthosoma 1PPP is low-maintenance. Keep soil consistently moist, avoiding overwatering. Fertilize with a balanced liquid fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season. Pruning is typically unnecessary, but remove yellow or damaged leaves for aesthetics.


Xanthosoma 1PPP, also known as Xanthosoma lindenii, adds elegance to indoor spaces. Popular in homes and offices, it brings colorful foliage for both novice and experienced plant enthusiasts.

Planting Tips

Plant Xanthosoma 1PPP in a pot with drainage holes, using well-draining potting mix. Bright, indirect light is ideal. Water thoroughly when the top inch of soil is dry, allowing excess water to drain. Protect from drafts and cold, providing warmth and humidity.


Regular maintenance includes watering as needed and feeding during the growing season. Watch for yellowing leaves, a sign of potential overwatering. Protect from drafts and cold temperatures, maintaining a warm and humid environment.

Pests and Diseases

Xanthosoma 1PPP is relatively resistant to pests, occasionally attracting mealybugs or spider mites. Inspect regularly; treat pests with neem oil or insecticidal soap. Ensure good airflow to prevent fungal diseases and avoid overwatering to prevent root rot.



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