Kona Coffee (Colocasia)
Plant Care Instructions*
Colocasia ‘Kona Coffee’ is quite compact with long-stalked, glossy, heart-shaped, slightly cupped, dark chocolate leaves.
Ideal temperatures should be approximately 65-75ºF + (18-24ºC +) ...closer to 70ºF is best.
Bright light, but no direct sunlight and shaded for a good part of the day in the summer, if it's warm and humid enough.
Water a little but often - keeping the soil moist at all times. Water much less during winter.
Use a fast draining peat based potting mix.
Feed with a diluted balanced fertilizer from spring every 2 weeks and stop at the end of August then start again at the beginning of spring.
These can be re-potted every spring but only use a pot one size bigger if it's become very root bound.
These plants like slightly higher humidity levels than many other plants. You may need to raise the humidity levels in a room artificially by placing the plant in a humidity tray with pebbles or use a humidifier.
* Standard care recommendations - you may need to adjust based on your home or office environment.
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