Giant Taro with Large White Planter
DescriptionGiant taro (Alocasia macrorrhizos) is a flowering plant that grows in rainforest environments within its native Asia and Australia. The giant taro is found commonly in marketplaces in Polynesia. It can be edible if cooked extensively, but its sap is a skin irritant and should be regarded with caution.Care GuideWaterAverage water needs, watering should be done each week or when the top 1.2 inch of soil has dried out. Water thoroughly until the soil is saturated and excess water is fully drained from the drain hole.FertilizationFertilization once a month during the growing seasonPruningTrim the diseased, withered leavesPlanting TimeSpring, summer, autumnPropagationFissiparity, cutting, divisionPotting SuggestionsChange pots and soil every two years.Conditions RequirementDifficulty RatingGrowing giant taro is easy as long as you can give them what they need. They are sensitive to certain types of pests and diseases.SunlightPartial shadeHardiness30 ℉Hardiness Zones9-12SoilClay, loam, sand; well drained; slightly acidic, neutral, slightly alkalineToxicityGiant taro is less toxic and its juice contains calcium oxalate. When the juice hits the skin, it can irritate the skin. If you eat the giant taro , it will irritate the mouth and throat, and eating it in large quantities will cause more serious consequences.The unique leaf of the giant taro makes it ornamental value, please take precautions after planting to avoid children and pets. If severe poisoning symptoms occur after ingestion, consult a doctor immediately.Toxicity in AnimalsGiant taro is also harmful to pets and can cause drooling, mouth pain, decreased appetite, and vomiting after ingestion. Keep pets away from this plant. If an adverse reaction occurs after ingestion, please contact your veterinarian or send to a pet hospital in time.