|Colocasia esculenta var. esculenta||Synonym|
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 8b -9.4 °C (15 °F) to -6.7 °C (20 °F)
|Plant Height:||3 to 6 feet (.9-1.8m)|
|Plant Spread:||3 to 6 feet (.9-1.8m)|
|Leaves:||Unusual foliage color
Other: To around 3' long.
|Flower Color:||Other: Yellow to yellow-white spathe.
|Flower Time:||Other: Seasonal
|Suitable Locations:||Bog gardening
|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
Stolons and runners
|Containers:||Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
|Conservation status:||Least Concern (LC)
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|Posted by eclayne (Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA - Zone 6a) on Dec 7, 2011 6:56 PM
In the 5 month growing season here the largest tubers of the type I have produce 6'+H plants with leaves around 3'L. I plant in late May and lift after the frost has knocked them down (usually mid-October). They do fine in full sun to part shade but do best with lots of water. The newer leaves seem to have more marbling in part sun/shade. I also don't believe you can feed them too much. Easy to store dry over winter while dormant.
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|Posted by sallyg (central Maryland) on Oct 16, 2018 4:59 PM
I bought a grocery store edo/eddo and grew it into a potted plant. That variety seems smaller in size/stature than some. It grew to about 3 feet tall. First winter, I guess I kept it growing in the basement. Second summer, it grew well but on pulling it, I found no tuber left, only two tiny new tubers offsetting from the two stems. I potted the tiny tubers to keep growing but discarded the tops.
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