Alocasia esculata var tea cup - Plant

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Colocasia esculenta is a tropical plant grown primarily for its edible corms, the root vegetables most commonly known as taro. It is believed to be one of the earliest cultivated plants.

Common name: taro
Color: Yellowish-white
Bloom time: Rarely flowers
Height: 3.00 to 6.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
Grow in partial shade and humusy, moist or wet, slightly acidic soil. Taro can be grown in the ground or in a large aquatic container. Store dormant tubers in a dry, frost-free location.

Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: Medium to wet

Temprature: 45ºF

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Care:
  • Colocasia esculenta isn’t just an ornamental plant either.
  • In many places around the world, this species is grown as a food source.
  • The roots, or tubers, of the plant have a potato-like consistency and can be cooked in a similar manner.
  • Colocasia esculenta is known by many different nick names, including taro root, poi, potato of the tropics, eddo, djamandarrand and papachina.


Special Feature:
Lends a large tropical look to gardens, water margins and large containers. Excellent as a specimen or in groups.
Use
Medicinal use:
  • One such plant is Colocasia esculenta Linn, commonly known as taro (English); aravi (Hindi) and alupam (Sanskrit).
  • It is a tall and perennial herbaceous plant growing throughout India.
  • Colocasia esculenta Linn.

Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose.


Note:
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.

Reference:
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=a442 http://www.finegardening.com/taro-colocasia-esculenta
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