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Imperial Taro

Colocasia esculenta var. antiquorum 'Illustris'

Pronunciation: kol-oh-KAY-see-uh es-kew-LEN-tuh an-tee-KWOR-um il-LUS-tree
SKU #02417

Good to Grow...indoors:

Description Stunning, large, deep black leaves highlighted by green veins will add dramatic color and tropical flair to any landscape. Ideal for the edge of a pond or water garden. An excellent container plant for the patio or deck. Spreads freely in rich, wet soils; more slowly in dry, heavy soils. An herbaceous perennial.
Light Filtered sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist to wet.
Blooms Rarely blooms; prized for foliage.
Mature Size Reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall, spreading 3 to 4 ft. wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Vase-Shaped
Care 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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