Black Stemmed Elephant Ears


Black Stemmed Elephant Ears – Taro, (Colocasia esculenta), also called eddo or dasheen, herbaceous plant of the family Araceae.

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We have hundreds of small and large Black Stemmed Elephant Ears, both in decorative and plain pots. Ideal for a tropical garden, or even just to highlight a nice corner of your verandas.
Scientific Name: Colocasia esculenta
SMALL Pot Size [$25]
MEDIUM Pot Size [$35]
DECO Pot [Starts $45]
* Elephant’s Ear is a robust perennial plant with a large corm on or just below the ground surface and it has very large, heart-shaped leaves that are borne on thick stalks.
* They need sun or shade and spacing in-between must be at least 1.2m to allow optimum growth – it will mature after 5-10 months.
* It grows well in moist heavy soils but will also do reasonably well in any soil provided it is moisture-retentive.
* Elephant’s ear should not be left to go dry for too long and periodic fertilisation (every 3 to 4 weeks) with a common plant fertiliser will increase yields.
* It can also be grown as an aquatic plant.
* It can be grown in large containers or outside in the ground all year-round in subtropical and tropical areas.
Some extra information about herbal / culinary uses 🙂
Colocasia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Araceae, native to southeastern Asia and the Indian subcontinent. Some species are widely cultivated and naturalized in other tropical and subtropical regions. Wikipedia
Otherwise known as Elephant Ears, ideal for a tropical garden, or even just to highlight a nice corner of your verandas.
As healthy as it is cooked, taro root is just as toxic uncooked. … Taro is the root of the taro plant and is full of nutrients. But, the root cannot be eaten raw due to its calcium oxalate content. (Calcium oxalate is associated with gout and kidney stones).Dec 4, 2013 › eco-chic-table
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