Colocasia esculenta growing leaf plant geophyte of the genus Colocasia also known as Taro, Colocasia esculenta perennial evergreen or deciduous plant used as edible and also used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropic, temperate, mediterranean, subtropical climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 8+.

Leaves edible, color can be: green or purple in heart shape.

Colocasia esculenta flower

Flower color white yellowish, the size 10-30 cm, the inside looks like beehive.

Tuber edible the color is brown for the peel the inner part is white, shape like tuber little bit round and little bit shapeless.

Colocasia esculenta for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy

Requirements for Colocasia esculenta growing and care:

More than 8C, rich soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
Yes, easier

Difficulties or problems when growing:
?

Planting season:
Spring / Autumn

Pests and diseases:
?

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Dead leaves

Size of the plant?
40-180 cm, 16-68 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Yes

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer

General information about the flower
White yellowish flowers the size 10-30 cm, the inside looks like beehive

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season
Spring / Summer / Autumn

How to harvest the leaves?
Just the leaves without the stems

Information about leaves:
Green or purple in heart shape

Uses of Colocasia esculenta leaves:
Cooked, rolled leaves

Edible Roots

Information about  Colocasia esculenta tuber:
Brown for the peel the inner part is white, shape like tuber little bit round and little bit shapeless

When to pull up Colocasia esculenta tuber:
Autumn / Winter

Uses of Colocasia esculenta tuber:
Cooked, baked

Scientific name:

Colocasia esculenta

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