• Colocasia esculenta 'Black Stem'
  • Colocasia esculenta 'Black Stem'
  • Colocasia esculenta 'Black Stem'
  • Colocasia esculenta 'Black Stem'
    Colocasia esculenta 'Black Stem'

Colocasia esculenta 'Black Stem'

Taro, Darsheen
Size: ex 9cm pots

Availability: Sold Out

£7.99

Quick Overview

  • Chiselled sagittate foliage 
  • Highly ornamental purplish-black stems 
  • Stoloniferous habit;
  • Good drainage yet plenty of water in growing season
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Description

Colocasia esculenta 'Black Stem' is a Colocasia clone with a medium-large stature, purple-black stems, defined angular foliage and a remarkably stoloniferous habit. It is very attractive and similar to the clone known as 'Fontanesi' except it it does not have glossy leaves. The foliage has a chiselled sagittate shape and a characteristic dark purple spot at the point above where the petiole joins the leaf. Many long snake-like stolons are produced throughout the summer and each one will root and form another plant. Keep warm and dry over winter during dormancy.

Additional Information

Order Alismatales
Family Araceae
Sub-Family Aroideae
Synonyms Colocasia acris, Colocasia antiquorum, Colocasia antiquorum var. acris, Colocasia antiquorum var. aquatilis, Colocasia antiquorum var. esculenta, Colocasia antiquorum var. euchlora, Colocasia antiquorum var. fontanesii, Colocasia antiquorum var. globulifera, Colocasia antiquorum var. illustris, Colocasia antiquorum var. nymphaeifolia, Colocasia antiquorum var. typica, Colocasia esculenta var. acris, Colocasia esculenta var. aquatilis, Colocasia esculenta var. esculenta, Colocasia esculenta var. fontanesii, Colocasia esculenta var. globulifera, Colocasia esculenta var. illustris, Colocasia esculenta var. typica, Colocasia esculenta var. euchlora, Colocasia euchlora, Colocasia fontanesii, Colocasia himalensis, Colocasia nymphaeifolia, Colocasia peregrina, Colocasia vulgaris, Alocasia dussii, Alocasia illustris, Arum chinense, Arum colocasia, Arum colocasioides, Arum esculentum, Arum nymphaeifolium, Arum peltatum, Caladium acre, Caladium colocasia, Caladium esculentum, Caladium nymphaeaefolium, Caladium violaceum, Calla gaby
Geographical Origin Worldwide throughout the tropics, probably originating in Eastern India and the region between Myanmar and Bangladesh
Cultivation Warm sunny position with ample water in the summer. Lift the tubers for storage over winter or pot up and keep dry and warm
Eventual Height 60-120 cm
Eventual Spread Spreading via stolons to form a large clump
Hardiness Tender

Colocasia esculenta 'Black Stem'

Taro, Darsheen
Size: ex 9cm pots

Availability: Sold Out

£7.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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