Colocasia Rubra
C. esculenta Rubra


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Colocasia Rubra
C. esculenta Rubra
Beautiful large green heart-shaped leaves with stunning red veins and stems. Also known as Taro Red Stem and Red Elephant Ear.

Mature Height: 1.2m
Mature Width:  1.2m

Water Zone: 2 (for pond edges or bog areas)

Outdoor Position: Full Sun / Part Shade in a sheltered location
Indoor Position:    Bright sunny spot near a window

Preferred Soil Type: Moist to wet. We recommend using Premium Potting Mix if potted. If adding plants to a pond that contains fish, we recommend using garden soil or potting mix with no added fertilisers. Then add a layer of pebbles to keep the soil from washing away.

Landscape Uses: Aquatic Garden, Tropical Garden, Courtyard, Container / Pot, Indoor Plant

Ongoing Care: Moist well-drained soil. Reduce watering in winter. Colocasias are tropical plants and may go dormant over Winter in cooler climates. Liquid feed and mulch if in garden or pot. Slow-release fertiliser annually or as needed. We recommend Campbells Rustica Plus Fertiliser. Fertilisers not generally needed if plant is in a pond that contains live fish.

Decorative Planter Pots & Baskets shown in some photos with plants are not included in price but can be purchased separately.

Photos of plants shown on our website are a good representation of the actual plant for sale. Sometimes the actual plant for sale is shown, however, as we have hundreds of plants for sale, this is not always possible. Plants are living things, so the appearance of the plant on our website may differ slightly to the one you purchase. Every plant is unique, and their growth is seasonal.

Colocasia Rubra

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