Beautiful Taro Leaf

@ilocosboy (34311)
Philippines
September 25, 2017 11:23pm CST
This is a kind of taro plant commonly found in our place. Because of the beautiful and colored leaves this is sometimes placed in the garden as ornamental plant. I don't know if this is edible I have not known neighbors to eat this. But when tou see the leave it has good color print and really a pretty one. I took the photo one morning.
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@GardenGerty (98264)
• United States
27 Sep
various caladium plants in pots
In the US people do not eat it, but use it only for a shade loving ornamental plant. I have always loved them and how the leaves are so pretty. They are called caladium if I remember correctly.It is related to your edible taro. We call the big green taro "elephant's ears". My sister's neighbor tells of eating the roots of it. This colored plant also grows from a bulb or tuber. Crotons as mentioned by silvermist are a woody shrub like plant. Not the same. I have never seen a caladium with yellow.
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@ilocosboy (34311)
• Philippines
27 Sep
Wow you have lots of this plant. Thanks now I know the name caladium. Wow that white variety is so beautiful. That would be pretty in the garden. I have never seen that white kind.
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@jstory07 (66171)
• Roseburg, Oregon
26 Sep
No picture on here yet.
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@ilocosboy (34311)
• Philippines
26 Sep
Whew, it failed many times but finally uploaded the photo, so sorry.
• United States
26 Sep
It is very beautiful..I probably think this is not edible.
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@ilocosboy (34311)
• Philippines
27 Sep
Its not edible its too itchy.
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• United States
27 Sep
@ilocosboy Ouch..how is your thorn in your finger now?
@ilocosboy (34311)
• Philippines
27 Sep
Oh you remember it. As long as it won't be pressed, the pain will not be felt. Its okay now
@youless (91163)
• Guangzhou, China
26 Sep
It seems that here the taro is a little different than your side. Here the taro leaf will be all green. It is very large and perhaps you can use it as a little umbrella.
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@ilocosboy (34311)
• Philippines
26 Sep
Yeah we also have the green leaf varieties of this taro and we also have this kind.
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@aureliah (15110)
26 Sep
Wow. When it rains, you pick a taro leaf. Save money.
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@youless (91163)
• Guangzhou, China
26 Sep
@aureliah It is hard to see such a taro leaf in the city
• Pamplona, Spain
26 Sep
Very pretty though to look at. I donĀ“t know if you can eat it either will try to find out later on a bit busy right now.
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@ilocosboy (34311)
• Philippines
27 Sep
It cannot be eaten, it will be too itchy for our throat
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• Pamplona, Spain
27 Sep
@ilocosboy Seen lovely images of it too very nice.
@ilocosboy (34311)
• Philippines
27 Sep
its really nice.
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@silvermist (20107)
• India
26 Sep
They are crotons.Not edible.Beautiful leaves.
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@ilocosboy (34311)
• Philippines
26 Sep
oh crotons, when you say crotons, what does it mean? Yeah I believe its not edible and just for ornamental purposes.
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@silvermist (20107)
• India
26 Sep
http://indiannursery.in/indoor-plants/Codiaeum.html
@ilocosboy Yes,you are right.We have plenty of such plants here.
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@ilocosboy (34311)
• Philippines
27 Sep
@silvermist oh this crotons, i think the plant is different. Our fellow mylotter Heather @GardenGerty said its caladium.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
26 Sep
It is beautiful and I doubt if it is edible :)
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@ilocosboy (34311)
• Philippines
26 Sep
Yes this cannot be eaten
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• Nairobi, Kenya
26 Sep
@ilocosboy but it can be used to make poison or medicine. hehe
@ilocosboy (34311)
• Philippines
26 Sep
I doubt it, I think it cannot be
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@aureliah (15110)
26 Sep
That is a pretty plant to have in your garden especially if you are a nature lover.
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@ilocosboy (34311)
• Philippines
26 Sep
Yeah a beautiful plant for the house
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@aureliah (15110)
26 Sep
@ilocosboy Can they be kept in the house?
@ilocosboy (34311)
• Philippines
26 Sep
Yes, a good ornamental plant in the house
@kiran8 (15361)
• Mangalore, India
26 Sep
Beautiful picture, it is a tropical plant and grows in abundance here as well ...I dont think it is edible although other plain green variety of Colocasia leaves and stem can be eaten.
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@ilocosboy (34311)
• Philippines
27 Sep
Yeah and I just so love the edible kind especially when cooked in coconut milk
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@kiran8 (15361)
• Mangalore, India
27 Sep
@ilocosboy Oh yes we too prepare a dish with coconut and spices, very tasty ,
@ilocosboy (34311)
• Philippines
27 Sep
@kiran8 its what I prefer
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@YrNemo (11880)
26 Sep
Very pretty leaves! guess it is not edible.
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@ilocosboy (34311)
• Philippines
26 Sep
they said its not edible because the juice is very itchy when it touch the skin.
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@YrNemo (11880)
26 Sep
@ilocosboy rule of thumb, anything that looks too pretty, don't eat it .
@ilocosboy (34311)
• Philippines
27 Sep
@YrNemo oh its only now I've learned this rule, I think I need to remember this always.
@JustBhem (33049)
• Davao, Philippines
26 Sep
Is that the itchy plant?
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@ilocosboy (34311)
• Philippines
26 Sep
This is very itchy kind.
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@JustBhem (33049)
• Davao, Philippines
26 Sep
@ilocosboy I heard about that kind of plant, it's very itchy and it should be keeping away from kids.
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@Lucky15 (33414)
• Philippines
26 Sep
I have those, and some few, hehe
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@ilocosboy (34311)
• Philippines
26 Sep
He he, they have grown now again
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@Lucky15 (33414)
• Philippines
26 Sep
@ilocosboy because it had rain again :))
@maezee (32021)
• United States
27 Sep
It does have an interesting design!
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@ilocosboy (34311)
• Philippines
27 Sep
The printed design is really beautiful.
@ridingbet (50466)
• Philippines
26 Sep
i like the dew drops.
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@ilocosboy (34311)
• Philippines
26 Sep
I took the photo in the morning and it got few dew drops in it.
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@acelawrites (10931)
• Philippines
26 Sep
I think it's not edible, just an ornamental gabi (taro).
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@ilocosboy (34311)
• Philippines
26 Sep
Its not edible and just for ornamental
@Phelly02 (467)
• Philippines
26 Sep
It is not the edible type of taro, be careful with the sap cause it can really gets itchy if you touch it.
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@ilocosboy (34311)
• Philippines
26 Sep
maybe this is the reason why this is not edible at all. It's good as ornamental because of its printed leaf.
@kepweng (13582)
26 Sep
i think the leaves can be eaten boiled ?
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@ilocosboy (34311)
• Philippines
26 Sep
Oh I see, i have never tasted it yet
@Datecs (108)
• Kenya
26 Sep
It's beautiful
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@ilocosboy (34311)
• Philippines
26 Sep
Thank you
@vsai2008 (7677)
• India
26 Sep
The picture is very beautiful :)
@ilocosboy (34311)
• Philippines
26 Sep
thank you, its beautiful to see but itchy to the body, so beware.
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@vsai2008 (7677)
• India
26 Sep
@ilocosboy The leaves are completely different here in India, I don't think I saw the plant many times, so I might be wrong
@ilocosboy (34311)
• Philippines
26 Sep
@vsai2008 maybe there are this kind in your country
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@prashu228 (25820)
• India
26 Sep
We have this plant, very colorful and attracted. It's not edible here
@ilocosboy (34311)
• Philippines
27 Sep
Yeah, just for our garden
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