Plant Care Colocasia 'Black Beauty'

Colocasia 'Black Beauty'

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Colocasia 'Black Beauty' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Taxonomy

Colocasia 'Black Beauty'
Colocasia
Araceae
Alismatales

How to care for Colocasia 'Black Beauty'

💦 Water

How often to water your Colocasia 'Black Beauty'

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

Colocasia 'Black Beauty' 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 Beauty'

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Colocasia 'Black Beauty' in your home

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

Colocasia 'Black Beauty' 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 Beauty' in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Colocasia 'Black Beauty'

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Colocasia 'Black Beauty': 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 Beauty' after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Colocasia 'Black Beauty' 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.

Colocasia 'Black Beauty' Water Frequency →

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Colocasia 'Black Beauty' 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 Beauty' Light Requirements →

Colocasia 'Black Beauty' 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 Beauty' 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 Beauty' Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Colocasia 'Black Beauty' 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 Beauty' →


💩 Fertilizer

Colocasia 'Black Beauty' 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!

How Much and When to Fertilize Colocasia 'Black Beauty' →


🌎 Native Region

Colocasia 'Black Beauty' 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 Beauty'

Colocasia 'Black Beauty'

Colocasia 'Black Beauty'


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.

What other plant parents say

Colocasia 'Black Beauty' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
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leaf-1 41 Plants
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globe Washington, DC
01/21/2022

Constantly putting out new leaves. So if you want a plant constantly growing for you this baby is it

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@isb avatar
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leaf-1 39 Plants
xp 2,630 XP
09/22/2021

I just love this one. It’s beautiful

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leaf-1 25 Plants
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globe Baltimore, MD
07/29/2021

Bright so indirect light. Can take full sun for short periods. Fast grower. Likes to dry out a little between watering.

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