This is not a common variety. The regular green to greenish purple variety is commonly seen growing in India. It is usually planted where kitchen washing water flows off. Plants love water and wet areas. It spreads and grows well if given some fertilizer. Even without leaves can be harvested every second week.
The yellow variety too is easy to grow. It is slower growing and is also less tolerant of very harsh sunlight.
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.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Common name: Alocasia Chartreuse, Yellow Alocasia
|Maximum Reachable Height
||3.00 to 6.00 feet
||easy to grow
Planting and 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.
Alocasia esculata var chartreuse 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.
||Full Sun to Partial Shade
||Medium to wet
||Apply any organic fertilizer
Alocasia esculata var chartreuse special feature
Lends a large tropical look to gardens, water margins and large containe Excellent as a specimen or in groups.
Alocasia esculata var chartreuse uses
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
- 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