A rapid growing Elephant Ears that develops humongous leaves in the warmer part of its hardiness zone.
Bulbs, corms, tubers, rhizoms, etc.
full sun, part sun
prefers moist, easily wilts especially when root bound in the pot
Soil & Site
average, humusy, moist, must be well drained
cooler temperatures seems to slow down the growth of Colocasias
very large, green
pruning the bottom leaves that are dying, dig the corms after the first frost, clean and store cool and dry, check periodically to see if they are dehydrating, I soak them in a pail of water for a few minutes if this happens, the smaller the corms the quicker they dry out
All parts of the Taro can cause sickness if not cooked before consumed. Sap can also irritate the skin.
One of the botanical gardens I visit have pots of these each year. Even in hardiness #5 the leaves get humongous.