Part shade, avoid direct sunlight. Frost-free. Rich, holding soil with plenty of organic matter.
Choose part shade spot with well-drained soil.
Enrich the soil with fertilizer.
Plant the root piece out in 80cm intervals, 5cm deep.
Cover lightly with seed raising mix, water in well.
Choose a pot at least 50cm wide and deep position in bright or part shade spot.
Plant the root, 1 piece per pot, 5cm deep, cover lightly with seed raising mix, and water well.
Water regularly, feed weekly, follow harvest instruction.
Harvest by digging the roots out in autumn.
Taro has no seeds.
It is propagated by removing the offshoots from the mother plant (corm) when they are roughly 15 cm high or buy a taro tuber (the one that is used for eating ) and cut the top section with about 2 cm of tuber intact.
Leave for about two days and plant it about 6-7 cm deep in the soil.
Water plenty Taro plants can be bought from plant suppliers or sometimes in markets Be careful whether you want for eating or as ornamental.
Zone 1 - Cool
Zone 2 - Temperate
Zone 3 - Subtropical
April , May , June