When caring for the taro, please pay attention to the following:
- Light: Fruit taro prefers bright environments, but is not tolerant of direct sunlight. When growing indoors, place it in a location that receives indirect light and avoid exposure to strong sunlight. The intensity of the light can be adjusted, for example, using curtains or blackout nets. Different varieties of taro have slightly different light requirements, and varieties with colored leaves usually require higher light.
- Watering: The watering requirement of the taro is related to soil moisture. Keep the soil slightly moist, but avoid overwatering. After each watering, make sure it drains well and drain excess water. Water again when the surface of the soil is slightly dry, but do not allow the soil to dry completely. Excessively moist soil can lead to root rot.
- Temperature: Compound taro adapts to the normal room temperature range of the room. Avoid exposing them to low temperatures below 10 degrees, as this will adversely affect the growth of the plants. Synthetic taro is also sensitive to high temperatures and dry environments, so pay special attention to the moisture and ventilation of the plants during the hot weather of summer.
- Fertilization: During the growing season (spring and summer) of the taro, fertilize once a month. Use a balanced liquid fertilizer, such as 10:10:10 or 20:20:20 NPK fertilizer, using the appropriate amount of fertilizer according to the instructions on the product label. Over-fertilization may lead to salt accumulation, so take care to fertilize in moderation and regularly rinse the soil with clean water to remove excess salt.
- Humidity: Fruit taro prefers a high humidity environment. To provide adequate humidity, you can increase the humidity in the air by using a humidifier or placing a water tray around the plant. Foliar sprays can also provide some humidity, but avoid spraying water in direct sunlight to avoid leaf burns.