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Scientific Name: Colocasia esculenta
Pronunciation: kol-oh-KAY-see-uh es-kew-LEN-tuh
Common Name: taro root, coloyam, elephant's ear
Family Name: Araceae
Plant Type: Annual, Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Very large cordate-shaped leaves.
Course(s): not used (off campus)


Habit: Upright
Form: Vase
Texture: Very coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.7 - 1.3m
Spread:0.6 - 1.0m
Origin:
Hardiness Rating: Zone 8a: (-12 to -9.5 C)
Exposure: Filtered shade, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Acidic, Bog, Humus rich
Landscape Uses: Urban agriculture, Waterside planting
Additional Info: Google Images. . Wikipedia. Cultivars shown include may include C. 'Black Ruffles'
taro root, coloyam, elephant's ear
 
 
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation:
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Summer:
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Spatulate
Margins:

 
 
Inflorescence Type: Spadix (& spathe)
Flower Morphology:Monoecious plant
Number of Petals:0
Colour (petals): White
Flower Time at Peak:
Additional Info: Flowers usually do not form on cultivated plants.
 
Fruit Type: Berry (true)
Fruit Colour: Green
Fruiting Time:
 
Bark or Stem Colour:
  
Organ Modifications: Corms


Propagation: Division - below ground parts
Plant Care:
Light Level:High indoor light level
Pest Susceptibility: Mites, Root rot, Virus
 
Location(s):
(NCA) Not Currently Available : not used
(SGL) Sendell Gardens, Langley : in greenhouse
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