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COLOCASIA INSTRUCTIONS

Zone: Most Colocasias have a hardiness zone of 8-12. A few varieties do fine in zone 7 including: ‘Black Coral’, ‘Diamond Head’, ‘Hawaiian Punch’, ‘Kona Coffee’, & ‘White Lava’.

Size: Most varieties grow to be 3’-6’ tall & wide when mature.

Temperature/Humidity: Loves warm & humid climates. Thrives in temperatures 70-80 Do not let it encounter regular temperatures under 50℉. 

Pet Friendly: Not Pet-Friendly! This plant is toxic to pets if any parts are ingested.

Edible: We do not advertise our Colocasias as edible. Sold for decorative purposes only.

Soil: Use a rich soil (ie. loam soil with peat moss and perlite) that also drains well. PH 5.5-6.5. A water-soluble fertilizer may be used. 

Lighting: Bright, indirect lighting (to avoid leaf burn) is needed several hours each day.

Water: Water regularly, & keep the soil moist. Water daily during the growing season. We recommend using Distilled, Reverse Osmosis, or Rainwater.

Other Tips:

  • May be grown indoors or outdoors. Potted, in the ground, or as a marginal pond plant.
  • If in a location where the temperatures drop during the winter months, the plant will need to be cut-back, and bulbs stored in 45˚F- 60˚F temperatures until the following spring. This step is not needed in warm locations or indoors. However, an indoor Colocasia may go dormant during the cold season if the indoor temperature & humidity requirements are not met.
  • It is normal for young Elephant Ear plants to frequently lose leaves, but they also grow new leaves just as fast! This may happen for a while until the plant is older and established. As long as your plant is still putting out new leaves, this is nothing to be concerned about.

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