Plant Care Colocasia 'Black Ripple'
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Colocasia 'Black Ripple'

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 located in Boston, MA.

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?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Colocasia 'Black Ripple' in Boston, MA

Boston, MA

92% High

Growing Colocasia 'Black Ripple' in Boston right now

Light needs for plant Colocasia 'Black Ripple' in Boston, MA

Plant growth potential is currently high 📈

July 28th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Boston is currently high 📈.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…

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Light needs for plant Colocasia 'Black Ripple' in Boston, MA

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 7.4% ☀️

July 28th, 2021

Boston is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Boston is expected to decrease by 7.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 18.7 megajoules of energy per m2 per da…

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Light needs for plant Colocasia 'Black Ripple' in Boston, MA

Daylight will decrease by 0.7 hours 📉

July 28th, 2021

This month, Boston is getting an average of 11.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 4.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.9 total hours of dayl…

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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 during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Boston, MA ☀️.️

This is a great time to watch your Colocasia 'Black Ripple' thrive 🌿!

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.

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 your location in Boston, MA, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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