There are several varieties of Taro to choose from. Taro is in the Elephant Ear family and can be planted in soil or in lava rock in a pot, where it will happily derive nutrients from the water if you have aquatic life in your pond. This particular planter shown left, is next to a water fall and bridge in a cement pond with large koi. It is in a large plastic planter set on a clay brick base above the water's surface so the koi cannot attack the base of the plant.
Imperial Taro. Photo taken in November.
Imperial Taro. Photo same plants in July.
We offer the following varieties of Taro:
GREEN - Colocasia esculenta
VIOLET STEMMED - Colocasia esculenta 'Fontanesii'
PLUMBAE - Alocasia plumbae
IMPERIAL - Colocasia antiquorum
BLACK MARBLE - Colocasia multiflora 'Black Marble'
BLACK MAGIC - Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic'
VARIEGATED - Alocasia amazonica
More About Taro
Here are some ideas about ways you can plant Taro in and around your water feature.
Please check back shortly for more information and photos of ideas of how you can utilize Taro in and around your water feature.