Colocasia esculenta var. antiquorum 'Illustris'
Filtered sun, Partial sun
Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
|Botanical Pronunciation||kol-oh-KAY-see-uh es-kew-LEN-tuh an-tee-KWOR-um il-LUS-tree|
|Average Size at Maturity||Reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall, spreading 3 to 4 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Rarely blooms; prized for foliage.|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Houseplant, Specimen, Water Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Flower & Rose Food|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.|
|Key Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color|
Thrives and spreads freely in evenly moist, organically rich, well-drained soil. Prefers warm, humid environments. Best with part shade in very hot regions. Apply a controlled release fertilizer to the potting mix or garden soil. In cold winter zones, enjoy outdoors but move inside well before threat of frost. Remove old, faded foliage as needed.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7 - 10