Violet Stem Taro, Colocasia esculenta 'Fontanesii'

Violet Stem Taro

FAMILY:
Araceae

ORIGIN:
Southeast Asia

DESCRIPTION:
Dark green heart-shaped leaves on purple stems; calla-like white flower blooms rarely seen; grows from 2 - 6 ft.

CULTIVATION:
For a marginal plant, use a fertilizer table monthly during the growing season

PROPAGATION:
Division

COMMENTS:
Excellent pond accent; all parts of the Taro are poisonous

 

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