Imperial Taro - Colocasia Antiquorum

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Imperial Taro - Colocasia Antiquorum

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Imperial Taro (Colocasia antiquorum)


Imperial Taro is an elegant plant with heart shaped, black and green variegated leaves. Very exotic, this Taro is a perfect accent plant for the edge of the pond or beautiful as a centerpiece in a container garden. 

Grows 24" to 30" tall and can easily be wintered over as a houseplant in northern climates. Spreads freely in rich, wet soils; more slowly in dry, heavy soils. An herbaceous perennial. 

Hardiness Zone: 8-11

Planting Container: 2 gallon solid planting container or large planting bag.

Light Requirements: full sun to part shade

Height: 2' to 3' - Spread: 12" to 24" Wide

Water Depth: Moist soil or water up to 1" deep (Maximum water depth is for mature bog plants)

Light Needs:Filtered to partial sun

Watering Needs:

Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more. 

Shipping size: 2" Plugs - Height varies through season.  Planted/rooted plants not cuttings

Care Information

Thrives and spreads freely in evenly moist, organically rich, well-drained soil. Prefers warm, humid environments. Best with part shade in very hot regions. Apply a controlled release fertilizer to the potting mix or garden soil. In cold winter zones, enjoy outdoors but move inside well before threat of frost. Remove old, faded foliage as needed.


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