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Hilliard, ohio
Jun 1, 2020 12:39 PM CST
I have 2 colocasia plants in a pot and they seem to be drooping and otherwise look good. I've had to take two stems off each of them from drooping and dying. What am I doing wrong? I water them everyday. They sit in front of a window in my bedroom and I take it out every so often in the sun/shade. Should I stake them? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
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Jun 2, 2020 12:42 AM CST
The sun is cooking the roots in the container. It only takes a few minutes in the hottest part of the day. Cover the pot with a tray and block the sun off the pot.
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Jun 2, 2020 6:00 AM CST
Bedroom to sun is too big a change. They are better off staying in the bedroom, or in shade.
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Name: Gina
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Jun 2, 2020 6:13 AM CST
Colocasia don't really do well indoors. They are water loving plants and will readily adapt to growing in a pond or bog. You are better off leaving them outdoors. Pick a spot that gets morning sun and afternoon shade, and water daily. They will go dormant in winter and you can store the pot in a place that won;t freeze and they will come back year after year
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