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[Aroid-l] Taro

  • Subject: [Aroid-l] Taro
  • From: "FrankBln" f_h_bln@gmx.net
  • Date: Wed, 11 May 2005 18:31:49 +0200
  • Importance: Normal

Dear Members,


some months ago (in Feb 2005) i bought some tubers of a „black Taro“ on ebay.de. The seller said that this one is a giant species….Here is a link with a photo of an adult plant from the seller:



  1. Can anyone tell what species it is? I thought that it could be a cultivar or variety of  Colocasia esculenta.
  2. The tuber sprouted well. It has produced two shoots out of one rhizome. The only thing I wonder is that each shoot only holds three leaves at once. When the fourth leave is developing the oldest one dies off. Is this a sign of lack of fertilizer. When planting the rhizome I added Osmocote (15-11-11) + trace elements into the substrate. Two months ago I transplanted it into a huge pot (old pot was far too small) adding Osmocote again. Should I fertilize it again?


Thanks a lot for your help.





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