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Black Stem Taro


This is a dramatic foliage plant that offers large green foliage and dark black-brown stems. Prominent veins covering the leaf surfaces create interesting surface patterns and texture. This plant can be grown in regularly damp to waterlogged or aquatic soil.

Colocasia esculenta 'Fontanesii'

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf texture : Leathery

Leaf length : 24"

Leaf shape : Ovate heart-shaped

Leaf color : Dark green

Flower Characteristics

Flower shape : Spathe and spadix

Flower color : White

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : n/a

Average size maturity width : 4-5 ft.

Average size maturity height : 4-8 ft.

Growth rate : Moderate-Fast

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 20 to 25 F( Z9a)

Sunset zone : 12, 16-24

Water requirements : Ample

Light exposure : Partial Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes

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