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Products > Plants - Browse By Plant Category > Tropical > Colocasia multiflora
 
Colocasia multiflora - Red Stemmed Taro

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Tropical
Family: Araceae (Arums)
Origin: Asia, East (Asia)
Flower Color: NA
Bloomtime: Not Significant
Height: 4-5 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Aquatic
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Colocasia multiflora (Aquatic) (Red Stemmed Taro) - This Colocasia features brilliant red stems with large, dark green leaves. It becomes a strikingly beautiful specimen. It thrives with its roots in a few inches of water and is indispensable in the tropical, aquatic garden. It prefers sun or partial sun and grows to 4 feet tall. It is frost hardy to about 15-20 F. This is a Taro relative - All raw parts of Taro are poisonous, so the roots and leaves must be cooked properly before being eaten. Even if eaten when only partially cooked, it will burn the throat.  The information presented on this page is based on research we have conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also consider observations of it growing in our nursery crops, as well as in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we visit. We will incorporate comments that we receive from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they include cultural information that would aid others in growing Colocasia multiflora.
 
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