Colocasia esculenta 'Painted Black' (Gecko Series)
Colocasia esculenta 'Painted Black'.
Differences between Colocasia and Alocasia. The leaves of Alocasia are oriented upwards, while the leaves of Colocasia are oriented downwards towards the ground. Unlike Alocasia, Colocasia has a much greater need for water (supports even soil with high water retention), being categorized by many breeders as a "water plant" and can grow in direct sunlight.
Colocasia esculenta 'Cintho Aloha' can grow up to 120-150 cm tall.
Colocasia is a plant sensitive to transport (especially changes in temperature and humidity level).
Height with pots included: approx. 20 cm
Note: Some leaves have defects due to transport and/or inconsistent watering. The stems are very fragile and break easily.