Colocasia ‘Maximus Gigante’ PP 28,001

A specimen for tropical impact

Common Name Maximus gigante taro
Botanical Name Colocasia ‘Maximus Gigante’ PP 28,001
Size 6-8' tall by 5-6' wide
USDA hardiness Zones 8-11
Sun / Shade Part sun - prefers afternoon shade
Soil Average garden soil
Moisture Moist, but well-drained
Disease and Pests None known
Landscape use As a specimen for tropical impact, large containers
Market appeal / Uniqueness : A mighty, upright grower, Maximus has striking, purple leaves with chartreuse veins that often reach 3-5’ long. Capable of growing 6-8’ tall in a single season.
Propagation Methods Tissue culture to keep the stock virus negative

Angela and Linda’s Garden Notes:

With a name like ‘Maximus’ one might think of the colossal leaves of this Taro like giant shields, giving smaller plants a safe and shady respite under its broad canopy. A mighty, upright grower, Maximus has striking, purple leaves with chartreuse veins that often reach 3-5’ long. Capable of growing 6-8’ tall in a single season, it is best to site Maximus in a protected area away from strong winds with 4-8 hours of full sun. In colder areas, large bulbs can be harvested and stored indoors in a cool, dry place for replanting the following spring.