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Colocasia esculenta ‘Antiquorum’

For sale by Desert to Jungle

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The Egyptian water taro as the name suggests can be used as a marginal water plant in the summer. Velvety dark purple heart shaped leaves with green vains and green stems.

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2 litres

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Plant Finder: about Colocasia esculenta ‘Antiquorum’

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Colocasia esculenta ‘Antiquorum’ (Taro). 'Antiquorum' has smaller but a larger number of tubers which are nuttier in flavour. May have a large amount of irritant crystals in the tubers, which can be removed by repeated boiling.


This crop has a minimum growing temperature of 10C and a maximum growing temperature of 35C; the optimal growing temperature is between 21C and 28C.

Interest and use


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Colocasia esculenta ‘Antiquorum’ | Taunton, Somerset, TA3 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilFertile, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterMoist

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