Colocasia e. Black Magic

Black Magic Elephant Ear
Black Magic Elephant Ear
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Plant Type

Perennial

Evergreen-Deciduous

Herbaceous

Overall Mature Size

Medium

Mature Height & Spread

5-6′ x 5-6′

Exposure

Filtered Sun

Water

Medium Water

Special Features

Dramatic Foliage Color

Container Sizes

#5

Natural Growth Habit

Clumping

Sunset Garden Zones

12, 16-24 , H1, H2

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

7-10

Black Magic Colocasia produce clumps of large long-stalked heart-shaped leaves. They reproduce via tubers or rhizomes. They are a deep purplish-black through their stems and leaves both. They provide an excellent dark contrasting color in the landscape. Colocasia are also known as taro a type of elephant ear. Plant this Colocasia in sun to part shade. Colocasia needs moist soil and it is important to not let them dry out.

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