How do you grow Colocasia Illustris?

For best results plant Colocasia esculenta ‘Illustris’ corms in a large container and keep well watered, misting foliage regularly to boost humidity levels. Keep out of direct sunlight. Water regularly and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly when in growth.

How do you care for Colocasia indoors?

Colocasia needs plenty of warmth, humidity and moist soil to thrive. Outside, grow in dappled shade, in moist, rich soil in a sheltered spot and bring back indoors in autumn. If growing as a house plant, give it bright but indirect light and a humid atmosphere.

Do Colocasia like sun or shade?

How to grow Colocasia. Colocasias originate from tropical Asia and are adapted to thrive in a warm, humid environment. It’s entirely possible to grow them successfully outdoors in the UK – think jungle conditions, so full sun or partial shade, plenty of water, rich soil and a warm, sheltered part of the garden.

Does Colocasia need sunlight?

Most colocasia prefer bright sunlight, unless grown in extremely hot, low humidity climates, where some light shade will be necessary. Elephant ears should be planted slightly deeper than they grow in the pot, or when planting dormant corms, put them at a depth of 2″ to 4″.

Is Colocasia Illustris edible?

This plant is not edible and can be harmful to humans if ingested. Colocasia form tubers and these tubers can be stored for replanting in the spring.

How often should I water my Colocasia?

Some varieties will even thrive when planted in a pot and grown as a marginal pond plant. (Pot fully submerged.) Containers will need to be watered daily during the summer. Plan on giving plants at least 2-3 inches of water per week.

Why is my Colocasia plant dying?

There are many reasons why your elephant ear plant could be dying. The most likely causes are that they aren’t receiving the right amount of water or sunlight. But a lack of nutrients or space or growing them in the wrong climate could also be the problem.

Can you grow Colocasia in full sun?

Colocasias display their leaves with tip of the heart pointing down. They prefer full sun and consistent moisture. Alocasias hold the tip of their leaves out or upward and they prefer more well drained soil and a little shade.

Is Colocasia an indoor plant?

They can be grown indoors as well as out. Colocasia have a more spreading habit and their leaves typically have a velvety surface texture. Elephant ears can easily hold their own as a solo plant in the garden or in a large container.

How do you grow Colocasia fast?

Fertilize Regularly As a result, the unpotted elephant ear plant will grow much taller and faster than the potted one. So, if you want your potted Alocasia or colocasia to grow as fast as an unpotted one, it’s best to fertilize it. The best fertilizer is liquid fertilizer 10-10-10.