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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'

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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