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Colocasia esculenta 'Tropical Storm' - Taro, Elephant Ear - Araceae (The Arum Family)
Colocasia esculenta 'Tropical Storm' - Taro, Elephant Ear - Colocasia esculenta 'Tropical Storm' is a taro or elephant ear with large, dark purple-black tropical foliage with white centres.
Colocasia esculenta 'Tropical Storm' - Colocasia esculenta 'Tropical Storm' is a taro or elephant ear with large, dark purple-black tropical foliage with white centres.


 
9cm
Price: $23.99
Zone Hardiness: 7-11
Light: Full Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun
Height: 2-4'
Width: 2-3'
Flower Colour: Yellow

Stock Status:(Out of Stock)
Availability: Available this season. Most spring orders ship from May 15-June 30.
Product Code: 11635
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Description Fine Print
 
Colocasia esculenta 'Tropical Storm' is a taro or elephant's ear with huge, dramatic, heart-shaped, purple-black leaves that develop creamy white centres as the season progresses. A more compact  cultivar than its relatives of only two and a half feet tall and wide. The blooms consist of a spathe and spadix that are yellow-green and produced infrequently. Grow as a marginal plant in ponds or in pots or beds for its foliage with evenly moist soil. Though potentially hardy they are best brought in as a houseplant. Hardy to zone 7b.
Details
  • Class: Deciduous
  • Soil Moisture: Moist, Wet
  • Flowering Time: Summer
  • Fragrant: No
  • Foliage Colour: Burgundy/Red/Purple, Variegated - Cream/White
  • Deer Resistant: Unknown
  • Attracts:
  • Habitat: Swampy areas.
  • Geographical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan
  • BC Native: No


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