4.4 out of 5 (51 experiences)
Also known as
Elephant Ear 'Sarian', 'Electric Blue Gecko', colocasia mojito, Black ripple taro, Blue Hawaii Elephant Ear, Black Magic Elephant Ear, Royal Hawaiian 'White Lava' and colocasia black coral
How to care for Taro
Taro needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Taro love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Taro does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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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 Taro after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
We started out as close friend…I don’t know what I did but I did it! The leaves just fainted…passed out. No amount of water revived so I chopped them off. I figured maybe next year so I set it and attempted to forget it well that appears to be the formula. Water plentifully when you do water BUT leave them alone. Staking and tying to a stalk causes bruising and weakened stems so just let it do what it does.
Colocasia are bog plants so mine has enjoyed sitting in a few cm of water, being constantly moist has made it happy (but not wet as the roots will be deprived of oxygen) gotta say it is dramatic if its environment changes; 1 night in a cold dark moving van made it lose all its leaves. Has recovered since tho with some tlc ! Lots of sun and lots of water is the way for this one i think
I absolutely love her. I’ve had her for about two weeks now and she already has two more beautiful leaves that she’s growing to show the world, they’re slowly unraveling as we speak! She’s kept on my balcony, away from direct sunlight, but she definitely gets her fill! I water her just about everyday since it’s her growing season (summer) and it’s sooo hot outside, but I know they love the humidity and Lord knows there’s enough of it out there. She also loves to be misted now and again. I absolutely love her and I hope she continues to thrive as she’s moving to a bigger pot soon! I hope she knows she is very loved!
Honey this plant is a grower. She’s better in the garden, because of how big she gets but is a stunning houseplant. You give her enough bright indirect light and a well drawing soil and she’s going to flourish. Mines is about a foot away from a south facing window and she’s flourishing! She’s the fastest growing plant in my collection. Literally grow new leaves within a week. I highly recommend. She doesn’t like to get dry, so be sure to keep her moist but not wet. Happy Planting!