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Colocasia Metallica

Colocasia Metallica


35cm - 40cm Height /  17cm Pot

SKU: col012
    • Colocasia Metallica is a stunning outdoor plant that thrives in the UK summer climate. This variety of Colocasia, also known as Elephant Ear or Taro, features green velvety leaves with purple markings to the underside.

    • 35-40cm Height.
    • 17cm pot. 
    • Colocasia metallica, also known as the Black Elephant Ear plant, is a tropical plant that can be grown outdoors in the UK in the summer months. Here are some care instructions to help your plant thrive:

    • Location: Choose a spot in your garden that gets partial shade to full sun. Colocasia metallica prefers moist, well-draining soil and high humidity, so consider planting it in a boggy or waterlogged area.

    • Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged. Water deeply once or twice a week, depending on the weather and soil conditions. If the plant starts to wilt, it may need more frequent watering.

    • Fertilizer: Apply a balanced fertilizer every two weeks during the growing season (spring through summer) to encourage healthy growth.

    • Pruning: Remove any damaged or dead leaves as soon as possible. Colocasia metallica can also be pruned to control its size and shape.

    • Overwintering: In the UK, Colocasia metallica is not hardy and will not survive the winter outdoors. Before the first frost, dig up the plant and store the rhizomes in a cool, dry place until spring.

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