Sensational, showy foliage on this beautiful taro with large, charcoal colored leaves and spectacular lime-green veining. Quite impressive and exotic looking! Grows to 36" tall and can easily be wintered indoors as a houseplant. Large, exotic leaves with green veining gives this plant a unique and unusual look. Makes a powerful statement as a landscape plant, in beds or borders. Great in Containers on deck, poolside or patio as well as a focal point in your pond! May be overwintered indoors as a houseplant.
Height Grows 3' tall or taller
Width 24 -36' 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 tabbs
Zone 7 - 10
For terrestrial gardens in the landscape, dig holes twice as large as the bulbs and plant in loamy 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 pond, allow roots in water with no water over the pot, in part sun to part shade. In northern climates, lift bulbs after first light frost, remove soil and all foliage, allow to dry in a well ventilated area for a couple of weeks then store in a cool, dark, dry place throughout the winter months. Plant in the spring after all danger of frost has passed.