Colocasia esculenta ‘Elepaio’ Bloom
As if in protest to yesterday’s post about big houseplants, today I noticed one of the small ones flowering. Colocasia esculenta ‘Elepaio’ is an elephant ear, too, but smaller and much more delicate. His name, Elepaio, is a small Hawaiian bird. His leaves are wonderfully variegated (see below) and he makes nice little clumps. His flower looks like his giant cousin’s, but much smaller. This one’s about two inches tall.