The Colocasia, known by the nicknames "Elephant Ear Plant" and "Arrowhead Plant," is a tropical growth that's recognizable for its leaves, which, perhaps unsurprisingly, closely resemble the ears of an elephant. Despite their gargantuan size, elephant ears are fairly simple to care for; however, you must choose a planting location carefully, as they are much more difficult to transplant than most comparable plants.
Whether planting outdoors or using the elephant ear as an indoor plant, you want to place it in indirect sunlight. Thus, indoor growers should place it within a few feet of a window, using a curtain as a shield. Outdoor growers should protect the elephant ear from direct sunlight, which will burn its leaves, by placing along a northern wall or under a larger growth or structure. The plant wants its soil moist at all times, so frequent watering is necessary in arid areas. If you're in an area with low humidity, regularly mist the elephant ear or place it over pebbles, which will naturally raise humidity. When planting outside, be careful where you choose to place it, because it can spread rapidly in unconfined areas; luckily, the plant doesn't care when it's pruned, so you can tame it in any season. Another option is to place your elephant ears in an open area, letting it grow wildly; the plant can get up to six feet tall, quickly adding a completely new environment to your garden and spreading over the land with its gargantuan leaves. If you decide you need to move your elephant ear plant, make sure to grind up all the soil in the area, as any unattended root pieces can unintentionally create new growth.