I bought an elephant ears bulb from Walmart. I have looked it up online and found conflicting information. (Yes, I tried to figure this out myself!) Some say it does best in standing water. As much as six inches. Others say it needs to be in moist soil, but not standing water. Some said they have it in very shady areas that really don't get any sun, and others said it needs some sun, as in filtered sun. I said to myself, "Okay, I will have to go to the experts"! As far as I can tell, the one I bought is from the "Colocasia" (Spelling?) family. But, of course, I could be wrong. I am going by the picture on the bulb packaging. Thanks guys.