Plants for sale are Colocasia "Electric Blue Gecko" plants. Each plant I offer is Hybridized and grown from tissue cultures to be a disease free exact replica of the mother plant. Plants for sale are between 5-16" tall. Electric Blue Gecko reaches 2 - 3' and grows in a clump. Each leaf is extremely dark black to metallic blue, and even sometimes purple, depending on the lights' reflection. The undersides of the leaves are dark maroon. Prefers sun to partial shade. This is a spectacular new var. Get them while they are here. Elephant Ear varieties are hardy in zones 7-10 as perennials and suitable in zones 4-6 as annuals. They are popular as annuals due to their rapid growth - colocasia makes a dramatic impact to the landscape within just one season. We recommend using Bio Spectrum organic fertilizer located in our store. Ships to the continental United States only.
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How to grow Colocasia,
Colocasia soil requirements and planting instructions, Mix together the following: 50 percent potting soil; 20 percent peat moss; 20 percent orchid bark with charcoal; 10 percent shredded sphagnum moss and a handful of perlite. Place this mixture in a pots, beds or garden and plant your alocasia. Proper site preparation ensures years of growth and once established they will not require weed control. Strong growth will Soil Ph should be around 5.6-7.0 light conditions, When making a site selection keep your plant in an area that has bright indirect light, but not direct sunlight. Plants will produce large fragrant flowers. Colocasia plant care, If using drip irrigation allow soil to dry slightly between waterings. Do not over water any members of the Colocasia family. Colocasia fertilizer, this heavy feeder every three weeks during the warmer months with a one half-strength fertilizer with a balanced N-P-K ratio or 20-20-20. Colocasia pests and disease, Pests or diseases are few and far between. When planting to avoid crown rot, stem rot and other fungal diseases keep your alocasia fairly dry. Colocasia are also referred to as Giant taro, Ape plant, Elephant Ear, Ape flower, Elephant’s Ear Plant, Night-scented Lily, New Guinea Shield, and Taro. Colocasia are benerally grown from side shoots vs seeds. There are hundreds of varieties of Colocasia. Florida Hill Nursery is your internet source for buying rare plants and fruit trees. Our online Plant selection ensures the best selection of internet plants available. Ceck out our wide selection of other tropical plants, subtropical plants and norther temperate climate plants. Buy 1 plant or tree and recieve free shipping on the next three plants or trees using *best way shipping. Our online selection of rainforest tropicals and fruit trees can add a piece of the tropics to your back yard, greenhouse, patio or garden.