Tahitian taro (Xanthosoma brasilense). Probably originated from the Amazonian region of South America. The plants grow to 3 feet tall and is used for the large edible arrow shaped leaves. Plants can be grown in clumps as a low shrub.
Prefers well drained, loose loam soils, pH 5-8, with high organic matter.
Propagated by corms. Plant in full sun to partial shade.
Ample irrigation, can tolerate water logged conditions.
& Disease Control
Whiteflies and dasheen mosaic virus are pests.
Cut the tender leaves as needed.