£10.99  Colocasia esculenta 'Mammoth' - 2Ltr    


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Colocasia esculenta 'Mammoth' - 2Ltr
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Plant Details

Soil Type: Fertile/moist/well-drained
Soil PH: Alkaline, Acid, Neutral
Scented?: No-scent
Seasonal Interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Multi-seasonal
Evergreen?: Yes
Hardiness  Tender - will tolerate no frost or prolonged cold. Over-winter in heated greenhouse or conservatory.
(Giant Taro, Giant Elephant Ear)
Family Araceae
Originating from Tropical regions

Plant in moist soil, bog or pond margin. These are greedy plants and will produce the lushest of leaves if fed regularly.
Koi pond owners may be interested to know that Colocasias are often planted in filter chambers where they suck every last drop of nitrate from the water.
This marvellous plant is edible and forms part of the staple diet in many parts of Southeast Asia. In fact it is the oldest cultivated crop in the world and its sap is used against snakebites in Indonesia!
Mammoth will produce leaves 1m+ in legnth. Full sun/dappled shade.

Eventual mature plant size :
Height 1.5m+

 
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