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Colocasia ‘variety unknown’

To swap with Shauna

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Happy to swap healthy TUBERS of an UNKNOWN COLOCASIA TARO variety. TUBERS are firm, egg-sized, striped and a bit hairy, sometimes sprouted slightly. Tubers grow into knee high plants with true green leaves, each leaf larger than the last as it develops. Grown outside in London pretty much all year round but die down in winter of course.

Colocasia ‘variety unknown’ | Twickenham, Greater London, TW1
Colocasia ‘variety unknown’ | Twickenham, Greater London, TW1
Colocasia ‘variety unknown’ | Twickenham, Greater London, TW1
Colocasia ‘variety unknown’ | Twickenham, Greater London, TW1
Plant Size
45cm × 45cm × 2

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Plant Finder: about the Colocasia genus

Common names

Taro, Cocoyam, West Indian kale

Description

Colocasia genus (Taro). This genus consists of deciduous or evergreen perennial, marginal water plants. The leaves are heart-shaped. The flowers are small and pale yellow or cream. It is suitable for the edges of frost-free pools, It may also be grown in wet soil in pots. They are frost tender, and should be grown in sun or light shade in mud or shallow water. You can propagate by division in the spring.

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage.

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Colocasia ‘variety unknown’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • BloomsAugust to November
  • Height0.65m to 1m
  • Growth HabitLarge-leaved
  • Leaf ColourDark green

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Twickenham, Greater London, TW1
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    Interested in bare rooted clumps or seeds of pretty much any tall ornamental grass: PENNISETUM, MISCANTHUS, CALAMAGROSTIS, PAMPAS, STIPA/MEXICAN FEATHER GRASS. Also EREMURUS/FOXTAIL LILY, GIANT HISSOP, DELPHINIUMS, PHLOX, LIATRIS, DALEA CANDIDA, CAMASSIA, HIMALAYAN BLUE POPPY. Seeds, plugs, or bare rooted clumps.

    Will swap healthy COLOCASIA TARO TUBERS which are green and are shown in my profile photo.

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