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Colocasia Madeira Star

Colocasia Madeira Star


30 - 40cm tall,  12cm pot

2 Plants per pot

SKU: Colmad1506
    • Colocasia Madeira Star is rare and unique with its striking appearance. As the plant matures a large star pattern appears from the center of the leaf, starting out bright yellow and gradually turning to neon pinks giving amazing contrasting colours.

    • 30cm - 40cm Height.

    • 12cm pot.
    • To care for Colocasia 'Madeira Star' outdoors in the UK, you need to consider several factors, including temperature, watering, soil conditions, and general maintenance. Here are some care instructions to help you keep your Colocasia 'Madeira Star' healthy:

    • Planting location: Choose a location that receives partial shade to full sun. Colocasia 'Madeira Star' prefers a warm and sheltered spot, protected from strong winds.

    • Soil requirements: The soil should be rich, well-draining, and moist. Amend the soil with organic matter, such as compost, to improve its fertility and drainage.

    • Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Colocasia 'Madeira Star' thrives in moist conditions, so water it regularly, especially during dry spells. However, ensure the soil doesn't become overly saturated, as this can lead to root rot.

    • Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch, such as wood chips or leaf mold, around the base of the plant. Mulch helps retain moisture, regulate soil temperature, and suppress weed growth.

    • Fertilization: Feed Colocasia 'Madeira Star' with a balanced slow-release fertilizer during the growing season. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for dosage and application frequency.

    • Winter protection: In the UK, Colocasia 'Madeira Star' is not fully hardy and may not survive frost or prolonged cold periods. Before winter arrives, dig up the tubers, gently remove excess soil, and store them in a cool, dry place indoors. You can replant them in the following spring.

    • Pests and diseases: Keep an eye out for common pests such as aphids and spider mites. If you notice any signs of infestation, treat the plants with an appropriate insecticide or use natural remedies like neem oil. Ensure good airflow around the plants to prevent fungal diseases.

    • Pruning and maintenance: Remove any damaged or yellowing leaves regularly to maintain a tidy appearance. Additionally, remove any spent flowers or seed pods to redirect energy into plant growth.

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