Colocasia genus plants are also known as Taro. All of them are rhizomatous herbaceous plants. Its leaves are like Alocasias leaves. It is a vegetable and is used in different cuisines. Colocasia belongs to the family Araceae and sub-family Ariodeae. It consists of more than 200 species. All its parts are poisonous when they are not cooked. Its cooked tubers are edible. They are fast-growing plants and can achieve heights up to 4 feet. They are mainly found in Southeast Asia and the subcontinent of India. Colocasia is on sale online at Plantly and can be ordered from anywhere in the US.
Plants of this genus can grow well in both full sun and partial shade. They require a pot that is at least 18 inches wide and 16 inches deep. Till their maturity, they need moist soil. The most favorable temperature for them is between 20 to 30 degrees centigrade. Plants can be damaged by temperatures below 10 degrees centigrade. They are tough plants, but Snails can attack them. They become rot in winter due to their immobility. Nutrition deficiency can turn their leaves yellow.