Colcasia esculenta 'Aloha' is a cultivar from the US and is part of the Araceae family, Colcasia are usually found in tropical East Asia. These plants have large smooth leaves which are arrow-shaped with undulating margins and have distinct light green veins.
Pot: 13cm diameter.
Height: Approximately 40cm from base of pot.
Pictured in a 14cm St Tropez Blue ceramic pot (not included)
Secrets to success
Temperature: 21°C and above, can tolerate down to 15°C.
Light: Full sun brings out the best leaf colour for this cultivar but be mindful of burning this beauty, bright in-direct light is best.
Watering: Colocasia are very thirsty; keep the soil moist.
Air humidity: Average to higher humidity, this can be achieved bygrouping plants together, misting, using a humidifier and placing your plant on a tray of watered pebbles.
Potting mix: Best grown in a fertile, humusy and organically rich mix.
Fertilising: Plants produce prodigious amounts of growth and need regular feeding during the growing season.
This plant is toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.