Xanthosoma violaceum

Schott 1853

This plant grows to about 1.2 m in height. The petioles and the underside of leaves are violet.

Xanthosoma violaceum © Marek Argent
An adult plant; photos (1-4) © William Wissler
An unfolding leaf.
A plant cultivated in half-shade in a humid place.
The colour of the petioles explains the specific name.
Both the petioles and the adaxial surface of the leaves are waxy.
In juvenile plants the petioles and veins are green.
A plant cultivated in a garden in Poland (zone 6b), dug out for winter
View of a mature plant.
A juvenile leaf.
A small plant bought in 2004.

The IAS: Xanthosoma violaceum
Krzysztof Kozminski: Xanthosoma violaceum
Philippe Faucon: Desert-Tropicals X. violaceum
Tropicos: Xanthosoma violaceum
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last updated on 2013-09-01