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Blue Hawaii Taro (Colocasia)

Plant Description

Blue Hawaii Taro is a delightful and dazzling taro specimen, has large, medium-green leaves with spectacular purple veining and hints of bluish-purple in the leaves. Stems on Blue Hawaii Taro are purple and add interest and visual drama. Blue Hawaii Taro makes a lovely backdrop for shorter plants in the flower garden, but is showy enough to stand alone. Beautiful in containers on your deck or patio and adds tropical flair poolside or pondside. Grows 3 - 4 feet tall in optimum conditions and does well in part sun to part shade, (morning sun is best) in moist soil.

Height          Grows 3 - 4 feet tall 

Width            Grows to 2 feet wide

Sunlight Requirements     Part sun to part shade (Morning sun is best)     

Moisture Requirements     Moist soil to wet with an inch or two of water above the roots in the pond

Zone     Hardy in zones 7 - 12

Planting Instructions

Plant your Blue Hawaii Taro in moist, heavily composted soil in part sun/part shade. Keep soil evenly moist, especially throughout dry spells. In northern climates, lift bulbs after first frost in the fall and overwinter in a cool, dry, dark area. Bulbs may be replanted in the spring after all danger of frost has passed. 

Blue Hawaii Taro may also be planted in large containers and placed in the pond to use as a focal point. Fill your container 2/3 full with loam soil and place Blue Hawaii Taro in the soil, spread out the roots and add some soil above the roots. Gently place your container in the pond with an inch or two of water above the roots in full sun to part shade. Fertilize once each month, throughout the summer, with a slow release fertilizer like Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs.

 

 

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