Plant grown from a mother-root rhizome/tuber; all my tubers are from 100% organic cultivation, therefore very high quality, as well as the plant itself grown by me; planted in self-mixed permeable organic substrate and grown WITHOUT fertiliser, therefore robust and top healthy (quality before quantity!). The leaves turn almost dark green-black in intense sunlight...
COLOCASIA Illustris has dark-green, almost black - heart-shaped leaves (with good care) can grow up to 100cm high; beautiful as a solitary plant; for the room, terrace or conservatory.
The plants like it warm and humid (indoors you can spray them regularly with lukewarm water). They grow best in the shade, although most species could also grow in some sunlight as long as they get enough water.
Between 05-10, colocasia can be grown as a container plant in the garden, for a sunny to semi-shady location; originating from Central Asia and India. Neither the plant nor the tuber is hardy!
If you want, you can also give the plant the "winter break"; so that only the tuber (without leaves) comes through the winter at about 15C in the winter quarters. In spring, with enough sun& warmth, it will sprout again beautifully; like all my Colocasias since a few years...
You get the plant of the displayed size.