Some have an affinity for the tiny sweetness of the diminutive, but I (and my kin) seem to obsess over the monstrous, huge and gross enormity of the gigantea plants.
While in general, ‘gigantea’ means giant as in really large, it is sometimes in respect to the regular (so perhaps it is not soooo large when the regular version is small) — but often gigantea really does mean huge. And that is where things get fun.
Like Colocasia gigantea (above) and my own homegrown Miscanthus gigantea – which I swear you can watch grow. I split the giant miscanthus that I got a few years ago into 5 plants this year. We are all so excited to feel small amongst these towering plumes in the garden.
Check out my Latin Series Pinterest Board for more gigantea plants.
What’s your taste in extreme sizing? Do you prefer the tiny or the tremendous? Feel free to share your favorite.
image from Brian’s Botanicals (where you can buy a baby Colocasia gigantea!)
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