Colocasia Illustris

17cm Pot

PLU 4273

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Colocasia Illustris is a green stemmed, green veined black leaf elephant ear. Often confused with the Colocasia esculenta ‘Black Beauty’ with it's darker leaves and deeper green veins. Bright indirect light to full sun generally brings out the best leaf color for this cultivar. However, in hot summers, plants appear to do best in part shade, particularly with some light afternoon shade. Very popular as a house plant, or in water gardens and ponds as it is very happy to stand in water up to 15cm deep.

Growth Spread 90 cm
Growth Height 120 cm
See the source imageWater Requirements Keep wet. Can stand in water up to 15cm deep.
Frost Sensitive Yes
Flowering Period Yellowish to white flowers in Summer - Not grown for flowers.
Light Requirements Prefer bright indirect light, but will tolerate full sun to part shade.
Soil Requirements Well drained compost rich soil. Prefer slightly Acidic soil with ph5.5-6.5.
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