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Black Magic Elephant Ear

Colocasia esculenta ‘Black Magic’ 

Large striking, dusty purple-black foliage contrasts spectacularly with bright-colored plants. Spreads freely in rich, wet soils; more slowly in dry, clay soil. Adds bold color and tropical flair to any garden. Herbaceous.

CareKeep soil moist and add a controlled release fertilizer to the potting mix or garden soil. Remove dead or damaged leaves as required. In cooler climates, can be enjoyed outdoors, but move indoors before the threat of frost.Information provided by Monrovia.

  • Zones : 10, 7, 8, 9
  • Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Plant Width : 3 to 6 feet
  • Foliage Color : Black
  • Uses : Containers
  • Light : Partial Shade to Full Shade
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
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  1. user-6822859 04/18/2017

    Black Magic Elephant Ear
    Colocasia esculenta ‘Black
    Where can I buy this plant bulbs please ???? Its very urgent

  2. user-6822859 04/18/2017

    Black Magic Elephant Ear
    Colocasia esculenta ‘Black Magic’

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