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Model #BP - Green Taro

4 in. Green Taro Potted Bog/Marginal Pond Plant

  • Produces dark green leaves and creamy yellowish bloom
  • Water-wise pond plant tolerates full sunlight
  • Best planted from spring to summer in ponds
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Green Taro gives a very tropical appearance with its dark green velvety arrowhead shaped leaves. Grown for its unique large foliage which stands out along your pond's edge. Does have a creamy yellowish bloom in late summer.
  • A perennial in zones 7 - 10 that comes back reliably with runners making new plants
  • Has a creamy yellowish bloom at the base of the plant as the foliage provides the motivation for having this bog plant
  • Green taro is a native plant in the southeast and can be found in abundance in Florida
  • Advantages of buying a pond plant already potted in aquatic soil are a developed root structure and a seamless transition to your pond

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Hardiness Zone10 (30 to 40 F),7 (0 to 10 F)12 (50 to 60 F),8 (10 to 20 F)10 (30 to 40 F),4 (-30 to -20 F)
Sun ToleranceFull SunFull SunFull Sun
Additional CharacteristicsWater-Wise Water-Wise
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Specifications

Dimensions

Mature Width (in.)
24 in.

Details

Additional Characteristics
Water-Wise
Average Shipping Height (in.)
10
Best Time to Plant
Spring to Summer
Blossom Color
Cream
Common Name
Pond Plant
Fragrance
Non-Fragrant
Hardiness Zone
10 (30 to 40 F),7 (0 to 10 F)
Number of plants included (Pack-Size)
1
Returnable
90-Day
Sun Tolerance
Full Sun
Wildlife Attracted
No Wildlife Attracted
Wildlife Deterred
No Wildlife Deterred

Questions & Answers

8Questions17Answers

Inside or outside in the winter for elephant ear plant Portland Oregon

Asked by Roz August 20, 2020
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Hi Roz! We live in North Georgia which is 7 or 6b and our green taro winters over every year. It looks like Portland is in one of those zones, too, where your winters can go either way. I would say if you see a very cold set of temperatures heading your way, bring it indoors and keep its feet wet and in a sunny window until the cold passes or just wait until spring when the temperatures permit putting it back in your pond.

Should I keep elephant ear plant in doors in the winter Portland Oregon

Asked by RS August 20, 2020
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Answer

Hi Rs! We live in North Georgia which is 7 or 6b and our green taro winters over every year. It looks like Portland is in one of those zones, too, where your winters can go either way. I would say if you see a very cold set of temperatures heading your way, bring it indoors and keep its feet wet and in a sunny window until the cold passes or just wait until spring when the temperatures permit putting it back in your pond.

Is this taro eatable?

Asked by Lia March 22, 2019
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In reading descriptions on varieties of Tar, it is my understanding that "Blue Taro" is the edible variety.

how large will this plant get, and also when y'all say 1-6'' below the surface do you mean the po...

Asked by person June 26, 2018
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1-6 inches refers to the top of the pot (plants crown. 6 inches (or less) would be maximum for a fully mature plant. 1 inch for a very young plant starting.

H, I want to buy plants that are ready to put in my now????? not in dirt then in pond .pond now ...

Asked by jaro June 13, 2017
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I put each plant in a plastic basket, six inches deep in the pond

What are the dimensions of this plant at maturity? What are the planting instructions for depth, ...

Asked by happinesspond May 30, 2017
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Roots and all are about 1 foot long perhaps 4 inches wide. Don't remember instructions. I simply put the plants in a plastic basket approximately 6 inches deep. Both plants are doing well.

What is the scientific name for this particular taro?

Asked by codfar April 18, 2017
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Hi Codfar. The scientific name for this plant is Colocasia esculenta.

I was told that these plants have a posion factor, any truth to that?

Asked by George August 24, 2014
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Not poisonous, but irritatingly irritating if not cooked long enough. Oaxalate crystals in the plant makes for a long cooking time to get rid of the crystals. I really don't know the toxicity of oaxalate, or any other molecular component of taro, but a little nibble on some taro not cooked long enough will stop any more self-dosing.

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The plant arrived in good shape with full leaves. ...
The plant arrived in good shape with full leaves. It is thriving now.
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Came in good condition and started growing well once transplanted....
Came in good condition and started growing well once transplanted.
by MARY
I have ordered several pond plants from them and they...
I have ordered several pond plants from them and they have all arrived in excellent condition and appear to be doing well.
by GLORIA
The product arrived several days later than expected, but was prepared and wrapped carefully by t...
The product arrived several days later than expected, but was prepared and wrapped carefully by the grower, so it was still in great condition. Two weeks after planting, it's starting new shoots and seems to be quite healthy.
by CShoema
Is it edible
Is this the taro plant that you can eat the root and leaves?
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The plants came in very good condition.
The plants came in very good condition.
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Great packaging! arrived quickly and in great shape. Can't wait to see it grow!
Great packaging! arrived quickly and in great shape. Can't wait to see it grow!
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