Colocasia esculenta Illustris Imperial taro pond plants– Pond Megastore

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SALE! Imperial/Black Beauty
(Colocasia Antiquorum Illustris)
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Imperial Taro has sensational, showy foliage with large, smokey-charcoal colored leaves and spectacular lime-green veining. Imperial Taro is quite impressive and exotic looking! Imperial Taro grows to 36 inches tall and can easily be wintered indoors as a houseplant. Large, exotic leaves with green veining gives this plant a unique and unusual look. Imperial Taro makes a powerful statement as a landscape plant, in beds or borders. Imperial Taro looks great in containers on your deck, poolside or on your patio as well as a focal point in your pond! Imperial Taro can be overwintered indoors as a houseplant.

Height  Grows 3 feet tall or taller

Width 24 -36 inch spread

Sunlight Requirements Filtered Sunlight to part shade

Moisture Requirements  Moist soil, may be placed in the pond with no water above the top of the pot

Fertilize  Fertilize monthly throughout the summer months. In the pond, use slow release pond tabs

Zone 7 - 10



For terrestrial gardens in the landscape, dig holes twice as large as the bulbs and plant in loam soil with a little composted material, with points up and roots facing down, with an inch of soil above the bulb. Plant in filtered sunlight to part shade. Water regularly, especially during long, hot dry spells. If adding to your pond, allow roots in water with no water over the pot, in part sun to part shade. In terrestrial gardens in northern climates, lift bulbs after first light frost, remove soil and all foliage, allow to dry in a well ventilated area outdoors for a couple of weeks then store bulbs in a cool, dark, dry place throughout the winter months. Plant in the spring after all danger of frost has passed. Imperial Taro may also be overwintered indoors as a houseplant!

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