White Lava Taro Shallow Water Plant


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FOCAL POINT! White Lava Taro is a stunning plant! The look of the foliage on this plant is unmatched! It has glossy dark green leaves with a creamy white band down the center, which is highlighted by the purple spot where the leaf attaches to the stalk! It is sure to be a focal point in your pond! 

HAWAII STAPLE! White Lava Taro is well loved in Hawaii! In fact, this plant is the product of Hawaii’s Dr. John Cho’s handiwork. Additionally, Taro is an important part of Hawaiian cuisine! What better way to add a tropical touch to your pond by adding one of the Aloha State’s staples! 

MOTHER NATURE KNOWS BEST! Water plants act as filters & work WONDERS for the clarity and quality of your water–naturally! They also provide excellent habitat for your prized fish and other wildlife!

BLACK THUMB FRIENDLY! Pond plants are forgiving & super simple to grow! All they need is plenty of moisture & some gravel or soil to hold roots in place!  Easy as that!

100% QUALITY GUARANTEE! Our plants are grown & shipped by skilled, trusted aquatic plant experts. Your plant is guaranteed to arrive alive and healthy! 


Colocasia Esculenta ‘White Lava’, also called White Lava Taro is a stunning plant primarily grown for its foliage! Created by Hawaii’s Dr. John Cho, this plant is perfect if you are looking for a way to add a hassle free tropical touch to your space! White Lava Taro is adorned with heart shaped glossy green leaves with dark purple stems! The leaves have a creamy white band down the center that spreads to the veining of the plant and is further highlighted by the large purple spot where the leaf meets the stalk! White Lava Taro is a dramatic choice, and is sure to become a focal point in your pond! It is hardy in zones 7-12 and performs best in full to part sun. This beautiful and unique plant is the perfect addition to your pond! 


  • Common name: White Lava Taro
  • Botanical name: Colocasia Esculenta ‘White Lava’
  • Bloom color:This plant is grown for its foliage, foliage is dark green and creamy white. 
  • Bloom time: This plant is grown for its foliage, does well outdoors from summer to early fall
  • Plant height: 3’-4’
  • Plant spread: 2’-3’
  • Light requirements: Full sun to part sun
  • Water depth: Up to 6”
  • USDA hardiness zones: 7-12

Cannot be shipped to: HI

NOTES FROM THE EXPERTS AT CHALILY: Our live plants are delivered as bare root plants. This means that the plant has mature, growing root structures ready to be planted. We recommend Chalily Lily and Lotus Fertilizer for all flowering aquatic plants.

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