A picture of a Taro

Taro

Colocasia esculenta 'Antiquorum'

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2m

Max

75cm

80cm

Min

40cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Taro Overview

'Antiquorum' has smaller but a larger number of tubers which are nuttier in flavour. May have a large amount of irritant crystals in the tubers, which can be removed by repeated boiling.

Common problems with Taro

How to propagate Taro

Division

Division in spring.

Other uses of Taro

Culinary