Illustris Colocasia has green stems going up to mostly black leaves that are mottled black and green around the edges. They add more interest to plantings than a plain green specimen. Colocasia, also know as taro, are a type of elephant ear. They produce clumps of large, long-stalked, heart-shaped leaves and reproduce via tubers or rhizomes. These can be easily divided and re-potted or planted to expand your enjoyment or share with friends. These tropical plants work well in a pot as well as in a water feature or boggy area.
Size: # 1G
Spacing: Plant 18″ to 24″ apart.
Height: Grows 36″ to 48″ tall.
How To Grow: Plant in sun to part shade.
Outstanding Features: Colocasias great for marshy areas or in water features.
Tips: Colocasia needs moist soil. Do not let them dry out.
Uses: Garden Bed, Containers, Landscapes, Water gardens