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Colocasia esculenta 'Illustris' /Imperial Taro

Colocasia esculenta 'Illustris'  / Colocasia esculenta 'Illustris'
Purple foliage with green veins
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Purple foliage with green veins

Foliage during the growing season


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Scientific Name: Colocasia esculenta 'Illustris'
Common Name: Imperial Taro
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: High
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: Fast growing hardy tropical has large ornamental foliage. The leaves are green with purple coloration between the green veins. Adds color and contrast to the landscape. Makes an excellent plant for container culture. Spread is easily controlled.