The very versatile crop is the staple of many pacific counties. The taro leaves are cooked as a nutritious vegetable, the corms are white with purple tint starchy and easy to digest, making taro a great substitution for potato. The large heart-shaped green (sometimes purple) leaves are very attractive, however make sure only consume the edible species: Colocasia esculenta.
Part shade, avoid direct sunlight, frost free
Rich, water holding soil with plenty of organic matter
Suitable for all climatic zones
Any time of the year in frost free area, spring in temperate area