Plant Care Colocasia 'Black Beauty'

Colocasia 'Black Beauty'

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Colocasia 'Black Beauty'

How to care for Colocasia 'Black Beauty'


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

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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.

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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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Care Summary for Colocasia 'Black Beauty'

Colocasia 'Black Beauty'

Colocasia 'Black Beauty'

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


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 59 Plants
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globe Washington, DC

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

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leaf-1 39 Plants
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I just love this one. It’s beautiful

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leaf-1 25 Plants
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globe Baltimore, MD

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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