Chinese Taro Bonsai Tree Care

The Chinese Taro Bonsai Tree, scientific name Alocasia cucullata, is native to China and Taiwan.

The main characteristic of this bonsai is it’s hear-shaped glossy leaves, hence the common name Taro Bonsai. It also has a very interesting thick robust trunk

It adapts to indoor conditions very well and requires very little maintenance as long as you provide it with moist soil.

Additional Information

Family: Araceae

Botanical name: Alocasia cucullata

Common Name: Chinese Taro, Buddha’s Palm, Hooded Dwarf Elephant Ear, Buddha’s Hand, Buddha’s First Lily, Buddha’s Ear

Origin: China and Taiwan

Appearance: Chinese Taro grows into a robust clump with showy glossy heart-shaped leaves that are supported by dark green, multiple, upright stems. Leaves will grow to about 5-7 inches in length. It produces white flowers from mid-spring to early summer.

Light Requirements: It likes partial shade but can also grow in full sun.

Water Requirements: Likes very moist but drained soil. Don’t let it dry between watering.

Hardiness: It does best in the USDA Zone 7-10. Protect if from temperatures below 45F.

Propagation: By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms, or bulbs (including offsets)

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