Alocasia triangularis - Plant
Description for Alocasia triangularis
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||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Triangular Alocasia||Yellowish-white||Sow seed at 73f/23c as soon as ripe. Divide the rhizomes, or seperate offsets in spring or summer, root stem cuttings from spring to early summer, sow seed at 73f as soon as ripe||18-24 in. (45-60 cm)24-36 in. (60-90 cm)||easy to grow|
Planting and 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.
|Light ShadePartial to Full Shade||Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings||Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings||45Ã‚ÂºF||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Alocasia triangularis
- Colocasia esculenta isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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.
Sow seed at 73f/23c as soon as ripe. Divide the rhizomes, or seperate offsets in spring or summer, root stem cuttings from spring to early summer, sow seed at 73f as soon as ripe
Typical uses of Alocasia triangularis
Special features: Lends a large tropical look to gardens, water margins and large containers. Excellent as a specimen or in groups.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
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.