General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Flower Time: Other: Seasonal
Underground structures: Tuber
Uses: Vegetable
Will Naturalize
Eating Methods: Cooked
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Toxicity: Other: All parts of plant contain calcium oxalate crystals, an irritant to the mouth and esophagus. Toxic to cats and dogs.
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Remove seed from berry which contains chemicals that inhibit germination.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Offsets
Other: Tuber
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant

Common names
  • Taro
  • Vegetable Taro
  • Elephant's Ear
Also sold as:
  • Piialii

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