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Alocasia triangularis - Plant

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Leaves Are Diamond Shaped With Tightly Ruffled Edges. As The Bulbs Age, The Plant Will Grow Stronger And Taller.
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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 nameFlower coloursBloom timeHeightDifficulty
Triangular Alocasia Yellowish-whiteSow 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 ripe18-24 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.

SunlightSoilWaterTemperatureFertilizer
Light ShadePartial to Full ShadeRequires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between wateringsRequires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings45ºFApply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Alocasia triangularis

    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.

Harvesting

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.

References

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