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Alocasia triangularis Plant
Description for Alocasia triangularis
Plant height: 3 - 6 inches
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(s): Triangular Alocasia
Flower colours: Yellowish-white
Bloom time: 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
Max reachable height: 18-24 in. (45-60 cm) 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Difficulty to grow: 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.
Sunlight: Light Shade Partial to Full Shade
Soil: Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Water: Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Fertilizer: 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.