Elephant ear – Cocoyam or Dasheen or Eddoe or Japanese taro

By January 19, 2018Articles

Elephant ear - Cocoyam or Dasheen or Eddoe or Japanese taro

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist One of the most widely grown food crops is an elephant ear. This is known as taro, but there are numerous varieties of the plant, Colocasia, many of which are simply ornamental. Elephant ears are often grown for their huge, robust foliage. The leaves are prone to several diseases which mar this ornamental appeal. There are also diseases of elephant ear that can cause crown and root rot. If your plant has any of the following elephant ear disease symptoms, you may have a diseased Colocasia. Read further to find out how to handle elephant ear plant disease. How to Spot Diseased Elephant Ear Plants If you have a Colocasia, you probably know that they are not at all frost tolerant, require regular, even water and a full sun location. These large-leaved plants can grow quite quickly and their production of leaves is

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