Colocasia esculenta 'Pink China' - small 11cm pot
This Colocasia hybrid, one of the hardiest, has bright pink stems topped lush green leaves and forms a lovely array of pendant gigantic leaves. Will survive most winters if well mulched. It is easy to grow in the UK during the summer months when watered and keep moist. It will also flower if looked after. During the winter, it is best potted up and kept indoors, keeping it dry and frost-free. Stop watering from late autumn to Spring to ensure the tubers don't rot.
Grow in humus-rich, fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full/ part sun. Choose a warm position sheltered from cold winds and give a deep winter mulch. In hard frosts lift the rhizomes and store somewhere dry until spring.An alternative is to grow it in a large container on a warm, sunny patio and to overwinter indoors or under glass.