Gardeners can grow potted Colocasia esculenta cultivars in shallow bodies of water, but other species, such as Colocasia gigantea, need better drainage. Colocasia grow very well as a pond marginal, and when grown in containers, the pots can be submerged slightly during the summer months. Containers of Colocasia must be brought indoors in cold winter climates. The major veins on the leaf are usually colored like the petiole. It performs best with morning sun and afternoon shade. Plant with compost and other materials which enhance the soil’s water-holding capacity.