Colocasia esculenta 'Emerald'

Taro, Darsheen
Size
ex 1.5L pots
Availability: In stock
£9.99
Quick Overview
  • Green sagittate foliage with pale-green centre and midrib
  • Highly ornamental
  • Stoloniferous habit
  • Good drainage yet plenty of water in growing season
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Colocasia esculenta 'Emerald' is a cultivar with a large attractive pale-green colouration in the middle of the leaf that extends down the midrib and - to a lesser extent - on either side of some of the veins. It does indeed resemble a jewel and is extremely beautiful. In the search for increasingly dramatic and bizarre Colocasia foliage the simple subtle gemlike qualities of 'Emerald' may be overlooked. A mistake, in my opinion; look closely at each individual leaf and a universe will open up and leads you gently to a sense of wonder. This is no look-at-me diva but rather a calm and subtle presence that invites you in, that quietly shares the many facets of its exquisite beauty and rewards you more and more the deeper you look.

Highy recommended


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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 A horticultural cultivar: the type species is panglobal 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. Or overwinter indoors in the bathroom or on bottom heat
Eventual Height 60-120 cm
Eventual Spread Spreading via stolons to form a large clump
Hardiness Tender
Colocasia esculenta 'Emerald'
Taro, Darsheen
Size
ex 1.5L pots
Availability: In stock
£9.99
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