Colocasia ‘Red-Eyed Gecko’

Lemon yellow leaves with a bright red eye.

Common Name Red-Eyed Gecko Taro
Size 3-4' tall by 3-4' wide
USDA hardiness Zones 8-11
Sun / Shade Full sun / Part shade
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 Bright lime green leaves are punctuated by a deep red eye and held high about the plant on strong, grass green stems.
Propagation Methods tissue culture to keep the stock virus negative
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.

Red-Eyed Gecko is the third to be introduced into this series with it’s chartreuse foliage and deep red eye – like the eye of a Gecko.  This is one unusually bright and sunny selection with strong lime green stems.  Keep this one out of hot afternoon sun and you will have a bright, happy beauty all summer long.

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

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