Taro

I bought three taro roots about the size of pullet eggs at the Chinese grocery last week. I picked roots that were starting to sprout. How big do the plants get? And do I need to put them someplace swampy for them to thrive? I figure they will look like "elephant ear" caladiums.
-Bob
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wrote:

Up to about 1m high, they will multiply and spread as wide as you let them in good conditions.

They will grow in a swamp but don't need to be in one. You must keep them damp, especially when it is hot and/or dry, they won't take drying out too well. Oh and they are frost tender. Yes they do look like elephant ears.
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