Taro Pacific

Colocasia esculenta

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A large tuber, sometimes reaching up to 3-4 kg. Taro a staple crops of the Pacific. The delicious tuber can substitute potato in almost any dish. Its heart-shaped leaves make for an attractive ornamental plant that grows well in both shade and sun. Prefers moist soil.


Specifications of Taro Pacific

Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From RhizomeLearn 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)

Suitability in Pots Yes

Water Requirements Frequent Watering

Fruiting/Harvest Months July, August, September

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Taro Pacific Reviews & Tips

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Jim Beaton
15y ago

Childers, QLD, Australia

Taro Pacific

To keep your rootstock through the Winter, in May re-plant into Styrene Boxes with plenty of mulch, plant out again in Sept into position. They will be months more advanced for cropping and have minimul losses. Leaves for Lu are also available all year.

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