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Germination of

Alocasia macrorrhiza

Alocasia macrorrhiza: Giant Taro, Taro, Elephant Ear Taro, Colocasia, Wild Cocoyam, Eddoe, Dasheen

Alocasia macrorrhiza

Alocasia macrorrhiza, also known as the giant taro, can be propagated from seeds by sowing them in a well-draining potting mix in early spring. The seeds should be sown about 1/4 inch deep and kept at a consistent temperature of around 68-77�F (20-25�C). Germination typically takes between 2-3 weeks, and once the seedlings have developed their first set of true leaves, they can be transplanted into larger containers or directly into the ground in a shady location with moist and well-draining soil.

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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