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Colocasia esculenta 'Illustris'

Family Name: Araceae
Full Sun: 6-8h Semi-Shade Lots of Water Moderate Water Occasional Misting Interiorscape / Indoor Plant Ornamental Foliage Herbaceous

Name

Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Infraspecific Epithet
Name Status (botanical)
Comments

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial

Biogeography

Native Distribution Of horticultural origin
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Herb to 1.2m tall
Foliage Leaves dark purplish black with dull - bright green veins. Leaf color is variable, with some leaves having a greater degree of green mottling on the leaf blade than others on the same plant.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage, Ornamental Form
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Moist Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens, Pond / Lake / River, Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting
Usage Hazard - Cons Irritant - Sap

Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal

Pollination Method(s) Biotic (Fauna)

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun, Semi-Shade
Water Preference Lots of Water, Moderate Water, Occasional Misting
Plant Growth Rate Moderate
Pest(s) Chewing Insects, Sucking Insects
Propagation Method Stem Cutting, Storage Organ

Foliar

Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Black, Green, Purple
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Smooth

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Master ID 29368
Species ID 3677
Flora Disclaimer The information in this website has been compiled from reliable sources, such as reference works on medicinal plants. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Readers should always consult his/her physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.
Species record last updated on: 14 October 2021.
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