I worked at school yesterday. In the afternoon, when I had run out of steam, I headed home. I stopped at Walmart on the way home. As is my habit, I went to the garden center there, and as is my habit, I checked out the clearance plants. They’re usually sad-looking, but not beyond help.
There was a taro plant there, which isn’t unusual. Hawaiians have been eating taro for hundreds of years. But then I saw the variety – “black coral”.
What?!? I couldn’t believe it!
I saw this variety in Plant Delights, one of my favorite mail-order catalogs, and liked it so much, I was almost going to order it in spite of the expensive shipping cost I would have had to pay to get it here. HERE is the listing. Here is their picture of it:
Isn’t it amazing? I love how dark and shiny the leaves are. Outstanding!
Here is my plant:
It doesn’t really look like the pictures from Plant Delights, but it has had a hard life. I will take good care of this plant, and soon it will be its true self. I’m so excited!