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When should I prune my Chinese taro through different stages of growth?

Chinese taro
Alocasia cucullata
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Strategic pruning is usually done at different times of the year or during certain stages of growth depending on the plant. However, knowing when to prune your Chinese taro depends on where you live and how established your plant is. For example, if your Chinese taro is a new resident, it’s a good idea to wait until the plant starts to grow back before you start pruning. On the other hand, if your plant is already established, you will want to prune the dry or dead parts in plant before new leafy growth appears in early spring or late winter. This is the time of year when plants are dormant and pruning causes the least damage to them. This is also the best time of year to do more extensive pruning. It’s important to note that if Chinese taro is pruned too late in the season, it can leave new growth at risk for damage or disease. However, if your Chinese taro is indoors this is not a problem and you can prune at any time. Since this can affect the long-term health and appearance of your plant, it’s important to keep this in mind when deciding when and how to prune. As your Chinese taro grows larger over time, you can trim it as needed after annual pruning. Dead, damaged, or diseased leaf blade foliage can be removed as it appears. This could be done anytime when your Chinese taro is growing.
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Chinese taro (Alocasia cucullata)
Chinese taro
A species of Elephant's-ears, Also known as Buddha's hand
Botanical name: Alocasia cucullata
Genus: Elephant's-ears
Description
Alocasia cucullata boasts large, glossy, heart-shaped leaves. The species is fairly low-maintenance, and so it has become a popular ornamental, especially in wet, warm places. Thought to originally hail from Southeast Asia, the plant is now found across much of the world's tropics. Although some species of chinese taro can be eaten, Chinese taro is poisonous. Nevertheless, some Buddhist traditions consider it to be good luck, and so it is cultivated in temples.
Garden Use
Plants of genus Alocasia are usually grown in green spaces, wall corners, or gardens for interior and exterior decoration. Their very distinctive leaves are shaped like arrows or hearts and have prominent veins. Leaves may have black, dark purple, or bronze markings. In some species, they can grow up to 4 to 5 m high. Their tall green or mottled-striped stems and peculiar leaves make these plants an excellent choice for interior and exterior decoration.
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