Colocasia ‘Hilo Beauty’ (Colocasia esculenta ‘Hilo Beauty’)

Colocasia 'Hilo Beauty'


What is Colocasia ‘Hilo Beauty’

Add lush, tropical looks to your home with this unique house plant! A native of the tropical and subtropical regions of Southeastern Asia and India, the Colocasia ‘Hilo Beauty’ delivers major impact, with vibrant and variegated foliage.

With dark blue stems and large, bright green leaves decorated with speckles of white, the Colocasia puts on a striking display. Each heart-shaped leaf is unique in pattern – no two are the same! True to its tropical roots, the Colocasia ‘Hilo Beauty’ is named after an island in Hawaii – but it’s commonly known as an Elephant Ear plant, due to the size and shape of its foliage.

A fun fact: You might see this plant called an Alocasia, but it’s a common misconception. It’s actually a Colocasia, a close relative of the Alocasia!

This Colocasia is so rare that you won’t find it in most nurseries – and it’s sure to stand out in your plant collection, wherever you place it. The Hilo Beauty is fast-growing and does best in warmer temperatures with well-draining soil and full sunlight, so if you choose to plant it in a container or outdoors, be sure to bring it inside before the first frost and place it in front of a sunny window.

Best of all, your Hilo Beauty Colocasia has been grown and nurtured with care by our expert growers, so it will thrive in your homescape on day one. We’ve grown and nurtured it from the start – and we ship our Hilo Beauties with care, so they’ll arrive happy and healthy.

Get a high-quality, personalized experience that you won’t get from other nurseries or big box stores – and a rare plant you won’t find anywhere else. Get your Colocasia ‘Hilo Beauty’ today!

Colocasia 'Hilo Beauty' (Colocasia esculenta ‘Hilo Beauty’) Colocasia esculenta ‘Hilo Beauty’

How to Grow and Care for Colocasia ‘Hilo Beauty’

Colocasia ‘Hilo Beauty’ (Colocasia esculenta ‘Hilo Beauty’) Growing Requirements

Hardiness zone Indoors


The Hilo Beauty will not tolerate low light, so find a nice sunny spot near a south facing window. The Hilo is also not a fan of the cold, so keep away from any location that is in danger of getting a frost.


The Colocasia likes bright light, but its leaves will burn in direct sun, so place it in a spot with bright, indirect light – ideally near, but not directly in front of, a sunny window. You won’t need to repot your Colocasia right away -only repot when it outgrows its shipped container. When it’s time, select a pot that’s about twice the width of the original container. When repotting, make sure your pot has good drainage holes and use organic soil mix.


Your Colocasia likes moist, well-draining soil – water well when the soil is dry. Use your finger to check the soil’s moisture level, about 2 or 3 inches down. Water your plant when there are a full two inches of dryness from the top of the soil. You can also mist your Colocasia with a spray bottle twice or three times weekly, to mimic a humid, tropical environment.


Remove dead or damaged foliage to encourage healthy growth.

Colocasia ‘Hilo Beauty’ (Colocasia esculenta ‘Hilo Beauty’) Details

Common name Colocasia 'Hilo Beauty'
Botanical name Colocasia esculenta ‘Hilo Beauty’
Plant type House Plants
Hardiness zone Indoors
Growth rate Fast
Height 2-4 ft.
Width 2-3 ft.