Alocasia macrorrhiza var lutea - Plant
Common name: taro
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
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Colocasia esculenta isnâ€™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.
Lends a large tropical look to gardens, water margins and large containers. Excellent as a specimen or in groups.
- 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.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.
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