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Colocasia (Taro) & Xanthosoma (Malanga Taro)

Taro and Malanga Taro are closely related genera from India, East Asia and Polynesia (Colocasia spp.), respectively tropical America (Xanthosoma spp.). Nowadays, Taro (Colocasia esculenta) is widely grown in the Tropics and Subtropics for its edible tubers, which are rich in starch. All Colocasia and Xanthosoma species are excellent foliage plants with rather large, elephant ear like leaves and with quite large subterranean tubers or a thickened stem basis. All offered species are for ornamental purposes only!
Easily cultivated as a pot plants in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny to partially shaded spot. Sow seed flat on any rich, well drained soil at some 25°C throughout the year and in a partially shaded spot. Do not cover seeds with soil and always water from beneath. Keep dormant corms almost dry in winter at a minimum of some 15°C.
Price per one (1) dormant tuber or 20 seeds per package.

Tubers are only available for delivery within Europe! Seeds will ship worldwide.