Painted Black Gecko has dramatic iridescent blue-black foliage that is mesmerizing to watch change hue in the sunlight. Its leaves are smaller than some of the other black varieties, but what the leaves lack in size, they make up for in sheer beauty. This Colocasia makes an impressive center piece for your garden, especially when contrasted against some of the lighter foliaged varieties like Midori Sour. Painted Black Gecko thrives in moist but not wet conditions and can handle anything from full sun to part shade, though it seems to grow best with about 4-6 hours of direct sun a day.

Colocasia "Painted Black Gecko" PPAF

  • Water Requirements: Moist, but well drained and not too soggy.

    Sun Exposure: Full Sun – they tend to lose their beautiful color if they do not get enough sun. It should receive at least 5 hours of direct sunlight a day.

    Height: 3-4 ft.

    Spacing: 24 in.

    Hardiness: Zones 8-11

    Danger: All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

    Propagation Methods: By dividing corms, harvesting pups, or cormlets