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Colocasia Redemption

Colocasia Redemption

£29.99 Regular Price
£24.99Sale Price

30cm height / 12cm Pot

2 plants per pot

SKU: Colred1506
    • Colocasia Redemption is rare and unique with its striking appearance. As the plant matures the leafs will turn dark purple almost black with flashes of neon pink running through the centre.

    • 30cm in height. 

    • 12cm pot.
    • To care for Colocasia 'Redemption' 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 'Redemption' healthy:

    • Planting location: Choose a location that receives partial shade to full sun. Colocasia 'Redemption' 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 'Redemption' 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 'Redemption' 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 'Redemption' 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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