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Colocasia esculenta 'Gigantea'/Thailand Giant Strain
Common Name: Taro Family: Araceae (The Arum Family)

Colocasia esculenta 'Gigantea'/Thailand Giant Strain
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'Gigantea' is a cultivar with HUGE, dramatic, arrow-shaped, green leaves. It can be grown as a marginal plant in ponds or in pots or beds with evenly moist soil. Yellowish-white spathes and spadixes may appear in summer but are usually hidden by the foliage. Though potentially hardy they are best brought in as a houseplant. A houseplant in winter for most but foliage can be chopped down to return in spring.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Southeast Asia
Native Habitat:
Swampy areas.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourYellow 
TypeTender  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height4-6'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread3-5'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Full - Part Sun Sun Part Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureMoist Wet  Stem ColourBlack 
Hardiness Zone7b-10  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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