Imperial Taro

Botanical Name:
Colocasia esculenta 'Illustris'

Colocasia esculenta 'Illustris' / Imperial Taro
Colocasia esculenta 'Illustris' / Imperial Taro
Item# 308

Product Description

Description From a genus of seven tropical plants.  An erect tuberous rootstock in marked with ring like scars where former leaves have dropped off.  Heart shaped to arrow shaped leaves resemble elephant ears.  Dark green foliage is overlaid with velvety black between the veins.  Leaves grow to 3 ft. in length with the plant growing 2 - 6 ft. 





Pot in a large pot that can be removed from pond. Plant in 1-6 in. of water. Cut off and pot up "pups" produced on terminal ends of stolens

Zones 9 - 11


   Grow in  full sun to part shade. Can be wintered as houseplant