A group of large plants with leaves, veins and petioles that can have different colors. An easy to grow plant. Adds a tropical look to your garden.
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
large green, colors can be: dark green. light green, dark almost black, mottled, blotched, veins: green, purple, reddish, petioles: green, purple, reddish
subterranean corms or tubers
3-4 feet, larger in warmer climates
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
I don't know how many times I walk past these tropical looking plants at various gardens. One day I purchased some and found easy to grow.