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Colocasia esculenta 'White Lava'


Colocasia esculenta 'White Lava'

Family Name: Araceae

The 'White Lava' cultivar has large, heart-shaped leaves with striking, cream-coloured bands that trace the major veins.


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Species Summary

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic
Maximum Height 0.9 m to 1.2 m


Local Conservation Status Non-native (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)
CITES Protection False

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form A herbaceous plant with glossy green leaves with white markings and veins and slightly undulating leaf margins, and produces glossy red colored petioles.
Similar Similar with ‘Nancy's Revenge’. The leaves of ‘Nancy's Revenge’ cultivar exhibit mainly central markings that do not extend to the veins, and has green petioles.

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Lots of Water, Moderate Water
Plant Growth Rate Fast

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Master ID 34374
Species ID 8787
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Species record last updated on: 06 December 2023.