How to care for Colocasia & Alocasia in winter – winterization
Colocasia and Alocasia plants are extremely tropical looking exotics that can easily survive cold winters with the right care. Winterisation of Colocasia and winterization of Alocasia plants is easy if you follow a few simple winter care tips. There are 3 ways to overwinter your Colocasia and Alocasia plants:
1 – Keep your plants on a pot during winter. Ensure the pot is as small as possible to prevent too much water retention. Keep the potting medium as dry as possible and only water when your Colocasia or Alocasia plant is wilting. Ensure your winter temperature does not drop below 5 degrees Celsius (41 degrees farenheit).
2 – Keep your plants in a pot but cut of the leaves. This will force your Colocasia/Alocasia plants into dormancy. Keep the pots 100% dry and stack them for ease of storage. Ensure your winter temperature does not drop below 5 degrees Celsius (41 degrees farenheit). Begin watering gradually as warmer Spring weather arrives.
3 – Lift the Colocasia/Alocasia corms and store them dry. This is a very space efficient way of storing Colocasia/Alocasia plants in winter. Ensure your winter temperature does not drop below 5 degrees Celsius (41 degrees farenheit).
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⏩ IN THIS VIDEO ⏩
00:00 Introduction to overwintering Colocasia and Alocasia plants.
00:30 Colocasia/Alocasia natural winter survival mechanisms.
01:05 Ideal winter conditions for Colocasia and Alocasia corms.
01:20 What happens to plant cells in the cold.
02:05 Two hardy cultivars of Colocasia to try.
03:10 Three techniques to overwinter your Colocasia/Alocasia plants.
05:45 Using yellow sulphur to prevent winter rot.
07:00 Ending of winter care video