Michael, the Mickey Mouse Taro (Xanthosoma albovariegata)
Meet Michael. Yes, that’s Michael, never Mickey, much to his mother’s dismay. He was the cutest little mouse when he was a wee babe. There is strong generational contention about the use of nicknames and family weddings can be fraught at the best of times. You can only imagine the indignant ear twitches of Michael and his twin sister Minnifred when introductions come around at Gran’s weekly euchre night!
We recommend planting this plug in our Aroid potting soil.
THIS PLANT SHIPS AS A 2″ FULLY ROOTED STARTER PLANT, AS SHOWN IN THE SECOND PHOTO. It will come wrapped in moss and tucked in a growers pot for safety. The terra cotta pot with the mature plant, shown in the first photo, is not included.
We root certain plants in sphagnum moss for greatest shipping success. When you go to repot your plant, carefully remove the growers pot and gently tease open the sphagnum and roots. If some sphagnum falls off, no worries! It can be discarded or added to your potting medium. If some stays attached to the roots, just let it be. Your roots will grow happily around it. We advise that you don’t overly mess with the roots, they don’t need to be picked clean. Questions? Message us!
Winter shipping has begun… as a heartfelt thank you, this year we are including free winter protection (thermal insulation liners every time and heat packs as necessary) in each box. *Free winter protection only available through website orders, not our Etsy shop
- Likes regular water, somewhat drought tolerant, never let the bottom of the pot sit in water! Let the soil dry to the touch before watering. If leaves are turning yellow and falling off, it's likely over-watered.
- Grows best in medium to bright indirect light.
- Wipe leaves with a damp cloth when they become dusty.
- Toxic to pets and humans.
- Skill Level: Beginner