Colocasia esculenta grow and care – 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 How to grow Colocasia esculenta growing and care:
More than 8C, rich soil
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction What is the best way to start growing? Yes, easier Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction? ? Difficulties or problems when growing: Spring / Autumn Planting season: ? Pests and diseases: Autumn / Winter Pruning season: Dead leaves How to prune: 40-180 cm, 16-68 inches Size of the plant? Medium growing / Slow growing Growth speed in optimal condition: Average amount of water / Big amount of water Water requirement: Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Yes Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? Yes Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Blooming information Summer Bloom season: White yellowish flowers the size 10-30 cm, the inside looks like beehive General information about the flower Edible leaves Leaves harvesting season Spring / Summer / Autumn Just the leaves without the stems How to harvest the leaves? Information about leaves: Green or purple in heart shape Uses of Colocasia esculenta leaves: Cooked, rolled leaves Edible Roots Brown for the peel the inner part is white, shape like tuber little bit round and little bit shapeless Information about Colocasia esculenta tuber: When to pull up Colocasia esculenta tuber: Autumn / Winter Uses of Colocasia esculenta tuber Cooked, baked : Scientific name:
Categories of growing
Autumn Planting, Spring Planting
Light exposure requirements:
Full sun Plants, Part shade Plants, Shade Plants
Climates that the plant can grow:
Desert Climate, Mediterranean Climate, Subtropics Climate, Temperate Climate, Tropics Climate
Growing speed of the plant:
Average growing plants, Slow growing plants
Deciduous, Evergreen, Geophyte, Leaf plant, Perennial plant
Colored leaves, Edible plants, Indoor plants, Ornamental plants
Requirements for watering the plant:
Big amount of water, Regularly water
Hardiness zone 10, Hardiness zone 11, Hardiness zone 12, Hardiness zone 13, Hardiness zone 8, Hardiness zone 9
Ornamental leaves, Ornamental plant
White flower, Yellow flower
Autumn Harvest, Spring Harvest, Summer Harvest
Edible leaves, Edible Roots
Cooked, Stuffed or Wrapped, Vegetables