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.
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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?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Spring / Autumn
Pests and diseases:
Autumn / Winter
How to prune:
Size of the plant?
40-180 cm, 16-68 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing
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?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
General information about the flower
White yellowish flowers the size 10-30 cm, the inside looks like beehive
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
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: