Taro (Colocasia esculenta)
Taro (Colocasia esculenta) is a conservatory or greenhouse grown type of plant that can grow 50cm – 1.5m tall and 50cm – 1.5m wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Taro (Colocasia esculenta).
This plant has several common names including: taro, aivi, bleeding heart, cocoyam, dasheen, eddo, Egyptian ginger, elephant ears, imo, kalo, keladi, talas, callaloo or dalo.
This is a evergreen plant that takes 5-10 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: taro, aivi, bleeding heart, cocoyam, dasheen, eddo, Egyptian ginger, elephant ears, imo, kalo, keladi, talas, callaloo, dalo
Scientific name: Colocasia esculenta
Plant type: Conservatory & Greenhouse
Height: 50cm – 1.5m
Spread: 50cm – 1.5m
Sunlight: Partial shade
Moisture: Poorly drained
Garden type: Architectural, Patio & Container Garden
Other characteristics: RHS Award of Garden Merit
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Taro (Colocasia esculenta), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Taro (Colocasia esculenta) is a plant that grows in loam conditions. As for pH, it is a plant that grows ideally in soils with pH acid or neutral.
Regarding drainage, Colocasia esculenta likes to grow in humid or poorly drained soil.
Taro (Colocasia esculenta) should be grown in partial shade places.