Colocasia Burgundy Stem like other colocasia’s are grown for their large and showy foliage with the exception of the stem on this one which adds an extra dimension. Not totally hardy but in mild winters they will possibly survive outside if the soil is free draining and they are mulched well over the winter. Colocasia Burgundy Stem is a clump forming perennial and responds to a regular watering and feeding by putting on significant growth.
Indoor Planting: Colocasia work really well when grown in containers and can be left indoors all season long.
Outdoor Planting: They are clump forming perennials and respond to a regular watering and feeding by putting on significant growth. Plant with the top of bulb 10cm below the soil surface in a shady spot in soils that are humus rich and are free draining. Do not plant in direct sunlight but they do like a lot of light for foliage development. During the growing period remove the dead leaves to encourage further leaf growth. If grown in containers over winter in a frost free spot.
Feed with bone meal or similar during the flowering period to ensure they remain health for years to come. Plant in areas that are not exposed to the worst of the elements and in soils that have not been freshly manured. Regularly feed during the growing season with foods such as well rotted manures, Tomato feed and bone meal.
Keep well fed during the growing season and if possible mulch borders with well rotted manure or compost over the winter.
Flowering Height: 24-36″ (60-90cm)
Flowering period: Leaves from July onwards.
Soil type: Rich well drained soil.
Aspect: Sheltered site in semi shade to full sun, a strong grower.
Soil Types: Free draining, humus rich soils in a shady spot. Ph 5.5 to 7
Aspect: Shady spots out of direct sunlight.
Planting Depth: 10cms
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