Elephant ears are in the Aroid family. Most all plants that we think of as Elephant ears are either Alocasias, Colocasias, or Xanthosomas. The classic “Elephant Ear” is Colocasia esculenta. Most Colocasias are similar with big, floppy leaves that hand
Common fig or Mission fig (Ficus carica) is a deciduous tree growing to heights of up to 19 ft in the genus Ficus, from the family Moraceae. It was first introduced to North America in 1768 when Franciscan missionaries planted it in San Diego.