Tahitian Spinach

Colocasia esculenta

Tahitian spinach Colocasia esculenta By Wildfeuer [GFDL,CC-BY-SA-3.0,CC BY 2.5] (Photo Credits)

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This particular taro was developed for its yield of edible leaves and stems rather than its roots. The leaves and leaf stems are eaten as a cooked, green vegetable; the stems are widely used as a celery substitute in tropical areas. They provide protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, potassium and vitamins A, B, and C. The leaves can be harvested all year round.Taro should never be eaten raw.Weed Warning: Tahitian Spinach is prone to producing heaps of small bulbils that, if disturbed, can spread rapidly. It tends to be hard to clear out of an area because of the sheer numbers of these small bulbils. So it is best planted off in a corner, where it can be left undisturbed.
Other Names: Tahitian Spinach; Taro; Cocoyam; Celery Stem Taro

$9.90

Specifications of Tahitian Spinach

Preferred Climate Warm Temperate, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From CuttingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 1-2m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

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