Latin Name: Colocasia esculenta
Common Names: Caladium, Dasheen, Elephant Ears, Green Taro, Malanga. arbi in Hindi, kochu in Bangla, chempu in Tamil, alu in Marathi, kesave in Kannada, chama in Telugu, chembu in Malayalam and venti in Konkani
Lifespan: Tender Perennial
Growth Structure: Large leafed bush that grows to 3'-4' tall and wide
Light Requirement: Full sun/ Part sun
Water Requirement: ****
Description: Indian taro produces small, edible tubers that are like potatoes. The plant will grow 3 to 4 feet and has elephant ear leaves.