PLANT: Colocasia Electric Blue Gecko
NOTICE: LARGE LEAF PHOTOS ARE FOR FUTURE GROWTH REFERENCE ONLY. THE LISTING PLANTS ARE SMALL, ON AVERAGE EIGHT TO TEN INCHES TALL.
Please be sure to read each Morningwood Growers listing thoroughly, to avoid confusion.
WHY WE LIKE THEM
Gorgeous, rare large leaf full sun plant. Absolutely stunning very, very dark blue / black when mature.
THIS LISTING is for:
- ONE (1) Live, Colocasia Electric Blue Gecko juvenile plant.
- Plant is grown in a 4" pot (included)
- Size of the plants are currently 4-18" (four to eighteen inch) from base to leaf tip.
- Colocasia Electric Blue Gecko very easy to care for planted or in pots.
- USDA hardiness Zones 8-11
WHAT TO DO?
Colocasia Electric Blue Gecko are easy to care for. When received, remove any plastic and tape as gently as possible and water the plant thoroughly. When watered, place in a sunny spot - and move incrementally towards your desired location. By slowing moving the plant from shade to full sun, you reduce the risk of burning.
Colocasia Electric Blue Gecko like water. In the pot, never let the potting mix dry thoroughly. Watering schedule depends on the environment where you plan on keeping the plant. Potted watering range from once every three days to once a week. If planted in-ground, weekly watering should suffice. Watch the plant leafs for wilt. If wilt happens, increase watering.
WATER SOFTENER NOTICE
Never water plants with softened water. Water softeners use salt, and this can kill many plants very quickly - other over time.
While not big feeders, all plants benefit from some fertilization. A slow release fertilizer like Osmocote will work fine. Osmocote is a 6 month application cycle.
It is always better to under fertilize your plants than over.
Colocasia Electric Blue Gecko enjoy full sun. That said - some full sun areas are hotter than others. Move your plant slowly towards the place you want to grow it and watch how it responds. If burning occurs, bring it back a shade or two and see how it responds. Burned areas will not repair themselves, but new growth will come in with more sun tolerance.
We ONLY ship Tuesdays and Thursdays by USPS. It's imperative you (or someone) are available to open the box as soon as it is delivered to avoid damage caused by heat or cold. Delivery takes between 2 and 4 days. You will be sent tracking numbers for each order.
RETURNS / REFUNDS
No refunds or returns are offered.
Orders damaged during shipping MAY be covered by the USPS. See below.
Any shipping damage must be photographed and reported within 10 days of delivery. When received, I will then submit an insurance claim to USPS. IF the USPS covers the "loss", I notify clients and offer them either a replacement plant or the amount of the insurance settlement.
WINTER SHIPPING HEAT PACKS!
During the cold days of winter, the addition of 72 hour UniHeat pack(s) in each order is mandatory. Temperatures are checked not only at the ship to location but also through the shipping route. While the weather in your area is 50 degrees, it may be below 30 along the way. Each pack is $4 (no mark up) and for very cold locations, a minimum of 2 packs is required. A separate invoice will be sent for these packs and any additional shipping expense (the packs are heavy) after your order.
I SHOP ONLINE TOO!
As an avid online shopper myself, I understand both sellers and buyers perspectives. I only ship out live healthy plants, I package them safely and securely, and I provide you with all the information you need to help them grow. With proper handling and care, all plants I ship are ready to grow for you. Please be sure to read each listing thoroughly, so you know exactly what you are ordering.
I happily answer most all questions. You can contact me through ETSY Conversations or by email.
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