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Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic' /Black Magic Taro

Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic'   / Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic'
This elephant ear cultivar has many ornamental qualities
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This elephant ear cultivar has many ornamental qualities

Dark purple foliage is a special feature of this cultivar

Summer foliage

Notice the reddish colored stems that support the leaves

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Scientific Name: Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic'
Common Name: Black Magic Taro
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: High
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: The dark color of the large leaves make this a striking specimen in the landscape during the warm months. This selection does not spread rapidly like the regular elephant ear plants. Fertilize plants during the late spring and summer to make leaves grow larger. Noted for its attractive dark purple foliage. Makes an excellent container plant. Exotic texture where ever it is used.