Plant Care Colocasia 'Black Beauty'

Colocasia 'Black Beauty'


Colocasia esculenta '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 located in Columbus, OH.

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

Plant care guide for Colocasia 'Black Beauty' in Columbus, OH

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Growing Colocasia 'Black Beauty' in Columbus right now

Light needs for plant Colocasia 'Black Beauty' in Columbus, OH

Plant growth potential is currently high 📈

July 25th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Colocasia 'Black Beauty' in Columbus, OH

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 4.5% ☀️

July 25th, 2021

Columbus is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Columbus is expected to decrease by 4.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 18.3 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Colocasia 'Black Beauty' in Columbus, OH

Daylight will decrease by 0.4 hours 📉

July 25th, 2021

This month, Columbus is getting an average of 10.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 2.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.8 total hours of da…

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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 during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Columbus, OH ☀️.️

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


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.

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

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