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Elephant Ear 'Black Magic'

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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. Photo credit: Doreen Wynja


  • Filtered Sun

  • High

  • Height
    5 - 10 feet

  • Spread
    4—7 feet

Availability: Out of stock



Keep 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.

Brand Monrovia
Botanical Name Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic'
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Subtype TROPICAL PERENNIAL
Foliage Color Black
Light Needs Filtered Sun
Water Needs High
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones 7 - 10
Height 5 - 10 feet
Spread 4—7 feet
Special Uses Dramatic Foliage Color
Landscape Uses Container

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