Ask a Question forum: Colocasia "White Lava"

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Domres
Nov 13, 2016 10:41 AM CST
I purchased White Lava from a local nursery in the spring. I think East Tn is zone 7. It grew beautifully in the flower garden at the pool. It was mostly in full sun. I dug it to bring the tubers in for winter. There were many roots, no tubers. After removing the plant, I dug deeper and could not find any tubers.

The plant was beautiful all summer. Why did it not produce tubers?
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eclayne
Nov 13, 2016 6:32 PM CST

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Hopefully you kept your White Lava plant because the roots are growing from the tuber. The base of the leaf petioles can completely enclose a small tuber which won't become visible until the petioles dry up. Will you be storing this over the winter months?
Evan

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