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Colocasia esculenta , Black colocasia, Black Magic, Taro, Black Elephant Ear, Malanga Amarillo, Dasheen

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 Colocasia esculenta
Family: Araceae
Black colocasia, Black Magic, Taro, Black Elephant Ear, Malanga Amarillo, Dasheen
Origin: South America
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeBog or aquaticUnusual colorOrnamental foliageSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerant

Var. Black Runner: a superb Colocasia and a must for black plant fanatics. Large matt black, heart shaped leaves up to 20" long, on black/purple leaf stalks. As with most elephant ears, moist soil and high nutrition are the keys to great specimens. Grow in rich, fertile moisture retentive soil or as a pond marginal in full sun for darker leaves. Note that in shade leaves turn dark green. Once moved to bright sun, they turn back to black. In cooler subtropical climates leaves die back and the plant emerges from a rhizome in spring.

Var. Mojito: This new sport of Colocasia was discovered in Florida. Incredible contrasting blacks and greens adorn its leaves. This camouflage effect is matched with light green stems streaked with dark purple that fade up to pink, with chartreuse highlights mixed in to create a totally wild and exotic scene in the summer garden. No two leaves are the same. Even the stems are highlighted with stripes. Grows more compact than other Elephant Ears, making it an excellent choice for a large container.


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 Colocasia esculenta , Black colocasia, Black Magic, Taro, Black Elephant Ear, Malanga Amarillo, Dasheen

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var. White Lava

Colocasia esculenta , Black colocasia, Black Magic, Taro, Black Elephant Ear, Malanga Amarillo, Dasheen

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Midnight
Colocasia esculenta , Black colocasia, Black Magic, Taro, Black Elephant Ear, Malanga Amarillo, Dasheen

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Colocasia esculenta , Black colocasia, Black Magic, Taro, Black Elephant Ear, Malanga Amarillo, Dasheen

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Diamond Head is deeper black in full sun
Colocasia esculenta , Black colocasia, Black Magic, Taro, Black Elephant Ear, Malanga Amarillo, Dasheen

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Colocasia esculenta , Black colocasia, Black Magic, Taro, Black Elephant Ear, Malanga Amarillo, Dasheen

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Colocasia esculenta , Black colocasia, Black Magic, Taro, Black Elephant Ear, Malanga Amarillo, Dasheen

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Colocasia esculenta , Black colocasia, Black Magic, Taro, Black Elephant Ear, Malanga Amarillo, Dasheen

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Colocasia esculenta , Black colocasia, Black Magic, Taro, Black Elephant Ear, Malanga Amarillo, Dasheen

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var. Blue Hawaii
Colocasia esculenta , Black colocasia, Black Magic, Taro, Black Elephant Ear, Malanga Amarillo, Dasheen

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var. Hilo Bay
Colocasia esculenta , Black colocasia, Black Magic, Taro, Black Elephant Ear, Malanga Amarillo, Dasheen

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Midnight
Colocasia esculenta , Black colocasia, Black Magic, Taro, Black Elephant Ear, Malanga Amarillo, Dasheen

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var. White Lava
Colocasia esculenta , Black colocasia, Black Magic, Taro, Black Elephant Ear, Malanga Amarillo, Dasheen

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var. Mojito
Colocasia esculenta , Black colocasia, Black Magic, Taro, Black Elephant Ear, Malanga Amarillo, Dasheen

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Diamond Head
Colocasia esculenta , Black colocasia, Black Magic, Taro, Black Elephant Ear, Malanga Amarillo, Dasheen

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var. White Lava
Colocasia esculenta , Black colocasia, Black Magic, Taro, Black Elephant Ear, Malanga Amarillo, Dasheen

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var. Pineapple Princess
Colocasia esculenta , Black colocasia, Black Magic, Taro, Black Elephant Ear, Malanga Amarillo, Dasheen

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var. Mojito
Colocasia esculenta , Black colocasia, Black Magic, Taro, Black Elephant Ear, Malanga Amarillo, Dasheen

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var. Mojito
Colocasia esculenta , Black colocasia, Black Magic, Taro, Black Elephant Ear, Malanga Amarillo, Dasheen

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var. Mojito
Colocasia esculenta , Black colocasia, Black Magic, Taro, Black Elephant Ear, Malanga Amarillo, Dasheen

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Diamond Head
Colocasia esculenta , Black colocasia, Black Magic, Taro, Black Elephant Ear, Malanga Amarillo, Dasheen

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Black Coral
Colocasia esculenta , Black colocasia, Black Magic, Taro, Black Elephant Ear, Malanga Amarillo, Dasheen

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var. Pineapple Princess
Colocasia esculenta , Black colocasia, Black Magic, Taro, Black Elephant Ear, Malanga Amarillo, Dasheen

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var. Blue Hawaii
Colocasia esculenta , Black colocasia, Black Magic, Taro, Black Elephant Ear, Malanga Amarillo, Dasheen

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var. Diamond Head
Colocasia esculenta , Black colocasia, Black Magic, Taro, Black Elephant Ear, Malanga Amarillo, Dasheen

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Colocasia esculenta , Black colocasia, Black Magic, Taro, Black Elephant Ear, Malanga Amarillo, Dasheen

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var. Mojito
Colocasia esculenta , Black colocasia, Black Magic, Taro, Black Elephant Ear, Malanga Amarillo, Dasheen

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Diamond Head
Colocasia esculenta , Black colocasia, Black Magic, Taro, Black Elephant Ear, Malanga Amarillo, Dasheen

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var. Nancy's Revenge
Colocasia esculenta , Black colocasia, Black Magic, Taro, Black Elephant Ear, Malanga Amarillo, Dasheen

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var. Mojito
Colocasia esculenta , Black colocasia, Black Magic, Taro, Black Elephant Ear, Malanga Amarillo, Dasheen

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var. Black Runner
Colocasia esculenta , Black colocasia, Black Magic, Taro, Black Elephant Ear, Malanga Amarillo, Dasheen

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var. Hawaiian Eye
Colocasia esculenta , Black colocasia, Black Magic, Taro, Black Elephant Ear, Malanga Amarillo, Dasheen

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var. Black Runner
Colocasia esculenta , Black colocasia, Black Magic, Taro, Black Elephant Ear, Malanga Amarillo, Dasheen

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var. Black Runner
Colocasia esculenta , Black colocasia, Black Magic, Taro, Black Elephant Ear, Malanga Amarillo, Dasheen

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Black Coral
Colocasia esculenta , Black colocasia, Black Magic, Taro, Black Elephant Ear, Malanga Amarillo, Dasheen

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var. Black Runner
Colocasia esculenta , Black colocasia, Black Magic, Taro, Black Elephant Ear, Malanga Amarillo, Dasheen

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var. Black Magic
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Darkest of all Colocasias with dark purple stems and leaves. Elegant glossy dark black foliage with blue veins held on dark petioles (stems). Tidy, clump forming habit with short runners developing close to the mother plant.
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Colocasia esculenta Black Runner

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This Black Beauty colocasia is a must for black plant fanatics. It has large matte black, heart shaped leaves on black/purple leaf stalks. As with most elephant ears, moist soil and high nutrition are the keys to great specimens. In shade leaves turn dark green. Once moved to bright sun, they turn back to black. In cooler subtropical climates leaves die back and the plant emerges from a rhizome in spring.
Plant will be shipped without soil

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Colocasia esculenta Diamond Head

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The 15" long, glossy, chocolate-black, lightly ruffled-edged leaves compose a well-behaved 4' tall clump.
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Colocasia esculenta Midnight

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A new hybrid with unusual leaf pattern of black and green. Incredible contrasting blacks and greens adorn its leaves. This camouflage effect is matched with light green stems streaked with dark purple that fade up to pink, with chartreuse highlights mixed in to create a totally wild and exotic scene in the summer garden. No two leaves are the same. Even the stems are highlighted with stripes. Grows more compact than other Elephant Ears, making it an excellent choice for a large container.
This item is certified for shipping to California.
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Colocasia esculenta Mojito

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Very popular collectible hybrid, this is one plant that truly lives up to its cool name! Purple and green camouflaged leaves with a lime green stem. Each leaf of this Elephant Ear is like an artists canvas, no two are exactly alike. Splashed, splattered, sprayed, marbled, splotched - take your pick of adjectives to describe the unique pattern of lime green, chartreuse, purple, and near-black colors on each huge, arrow shaped leaf. Even its stout stems are colorful: light pink with dark rattlesnake-like stripes. The colors tend to be most vivid when sited in partial shade.
This plant will grow well in large containers or in the ground as long as consistent moisture is available. In the ground, the leaves can grow a whopping 2ft long by 18in wide and the plant can reach 6ft tall. This plant will also grow in shallow water.

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Colocasia esculenta White Lava

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Large glossy green leaves are adorned with a wide band of creamy white down the center of each leaf. Veins are bright purple. There is also a distinct purple spot in the heart of each leaf. Perfect for large containers, garden borders, or mass landscape plantings. The large, glossy green leaves develop a striking creamy-white band down the center of each leaf that radiates out into the side veins as the leaf matures creating a stunning specimen that is attractive and eye-catching. This new colocasia is a tightly clumping plant that’s ideal for a container or garden bed.
Young plants come as green leaf, then start showing "white lava flow" as they develop.

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