Colocasia esculenta 'Metallica' is a captivating cultivar of the taro plant that captivates with its unique characteristics. This variety showcases dark, metallic-purple leaves that shimmer in the sunlight, creating a striking visual display in any garden or landscape. The large, heart-shaped foliage adds a touch of drama and elegance to the surroundings. 'Metallica' thrives in moist soil and prefers partial shade, making it an excellent choice for tropical or subtropical gardens. This cultivar not only offers visual appeal but also serves as a versatile plant, suitable for both ornamental and edible purposes. Its tubers are edible when cooked, adding a culinary element to its allure.