Colocasia ‘Electric Blue Gecko’ PPAF

Extremely black leves with a metallic blue overlay

Common Name Electric Blue Gecko taro
Size 3' tall by 3' wide
USDA hardiness Zones 8-11
Sun / Shade Full sun
Soil Average garden soil
Moisture moist, but well drained and not too soggy
Disease and Pests None known
Landscape use Foundation plantings, mass plantings, commercial landscapes, front or middle of the border, urban gardens, containers
Market appeal / Uniqueness A dwarf, clump forming selection showing extremely deep black leaves with a metallic-blue overlay and maroon undersides. Sometimes the leaves lok purple as they change color in the light's reflection
Propagation Methods tissue culture
Bloom Time n/a

Angela and Linda’s Garden Notes:

A funky new line of colocasias named for their brightly colored foliage.  This new series is very vigorous with colorful stems, and superior foliage in magnificent shades on plants that are just the right size.  Plant a Gecko in your garden or in a pot for instant color and a superior tropical effect. What do Geckos and Elephant Ears have in common? They both like warm weather, and they are uniquely colored. They can also range in size from very small, to quite large.   This series has it all.

From the Gecko Series of colocasias from breeder Brian Williams of Brian’s Tropicals in Louisville, KY comes this darker than dark new selection.  Changing color – like a true gecko – the foliage can look deep purple, black or even metallic-blue in different light.  Deep blue stems hold the foliage high about the base, making a lovely vase shaped plant in a container or in the garden.

The Gecko series was bred by Brian Williams in Kentucky. Buy Electric Blue Gecko and the rest of the series from Brian’s mail order nursery, Brian’s Botanicals

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