Colocasia esculenta, is a broad-leaved plant that grows in the tropics of the Araceae family.
This plant usually has a leaf length of 40 cm, but where it likes it, the leaf size can grow even longer and wider. The leaves are bright green, sometimes dark green,
The name “esculenta” from Latin means “to eat”. In some places in the tropics, this plant has edible tubers. It is believed that this plant has been cultivated for a long time, according to estimates it was cultivated in India thousands of years BC. In some places, this plant has various names, such as “taro”, “taro”, “eddoe”. As for some plant enthusiasts, it is sometimes referred to as “elephant ear” (elephant ear).
Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott.
In Australia, there is a variant of Colocasia esculenta, namely Colocasia esculenta var. aquatilis, which is native to the Kimberley region of Western Australia.
This plant can be found in various tropical regions, such as in India, Egypt and almost all parts of Southeast Asia. In India, Colocasia esculenta is known as “gaderi”, while the smaller ones are called “arbi” or “arvi”. While in Indonesia, it is called “taro” or “taro”.