White Lava Taro (Colocasia)
White Lava Taro (Colocasia) has stunning, glossy, green leaves with creamy-white color that cascades down the center of the leaf, punctuated with a purple dot on the leaf where the stem attaches to the leaf. Purple stems add to the unique beauty of this spectacular plant! White Lava Taro grows 3 - 4 feet tall with a three foot spread. Grows best in moist soil in indirect sun or part sun-part shade. You can place this showstopper in a container and place in the pond with no water over the top of the container or plant it in your terrestrial garden as a focal point!
Height 3 - 4 feet tall
Width 3 foot spread
Sunlight Requirements Indirect sunlight is best, part sun to part shade
Moisture Requirements Moist soil or roots in water, no water above the soil in the pond
Zone Hardy in zones 7 - 10
Plant this spectacular specimen, White Lava Taro, in moist loam soil. Plant in part sun to part shade, indirect sunlight is best. Keep soil evenly moist, especially during dry spells. In the north, if placing in your terrestrial garden, lift plants after first frost, being careful not to damage the roots or bulbs. Overwinter indoors as a houseplant or store the bulbs in a dry, dark, cool area in your basement. If placing in the pond, Do not allow any water above the soil, only the roots of the plant may be submerged.