Plant Care Colocasia 'Black Ripple'

Colocasia 'Black Ripple'

Reviewed by: Kiersten Rankel | Last Updated: 11/05/2021

Taxonomy

Colocasia 'Black Ripple'
Colocasia
Araceae
Alismatales

How to care for Colocasia 'Black Ripple'

💦 Water

How often to water your Colocasia 'Black Ripple'

Water needs for Colocasia 'Black Ripple'
0.5 cups
every 9

Colocasia 'Black Ripple' needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Colocasia 'Black Ripple'

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Colocasia 'Black Ripple' in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Colocasia 'Black Ripple': 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Colocasia 'Black Ripple' may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Colocasia 'Black Ripple' in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Colocasia 'Black Ripple'

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Colocasia 'Black Ripple': repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Colocasia 'Black Ripple' after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Colocasia 'Black Ripple' prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Colocasia 'Black Ripple' may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Colocasia 'Black Ripple' Light Requirements →

Colocasia 'Black Ripple' Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Colocasia 'Black Ripple' doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Colocasia 'Black Ripple' Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Colocasia 'Black Ripple' does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Colocasia 'Black Ripple' →

When and How to Successfully Repot Colocasia 'Black Ripple' →


💩 Fertilizer

Colocasia 'Black Ripple' should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🌎 Native Region

Colocasia 'Black Ripple' is native to Southeast Asia.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Colocasia 'Black Ripple'

Colocasia 'Black Ripple'

Colocasia 'Black Ripple'


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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