Plant Care Taro


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Taro has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Taro has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves


Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic'

How to care for Taro


How often to water your Taro

Water needs for Taro
0.5 cups
every 9

Taro needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Taro

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Taro in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Taro: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Taro love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Taro does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Taro in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Taro

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Taro: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Taro after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Taro



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Taro has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Taro has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Taro has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
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Although many taros do very well in full sun I found that the younger leaves from these round of bulbs do not and will burn in prolonged direct sunlight. I keep mine pretty wet and have it in a terracotta pot to prevent rot. If you can water it with rain water or distilled, do that

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Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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