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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 Magic

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This Black colocasia is a must for black plant fanatics....  more
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Grown in 10"/3 gal pot, large plant

9 Plants in stock

$39.00


Colocasia esculenta Diamond Head

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The 15" long, glossy, chocolate-black, lightly ruffled-edged...  more
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Grown in 6"/1 gal pot

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$29.00


Colocasia esculenta Jacks Giant

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This astonishing elephant ear is well-named, it really...  more
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Grown in 10"/3 gal pot, large plant

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$39.00


Colocasia esculenta Midnight

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A new hybrid with unusual leaf pattern of black and...  more
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Grown in 6"/1 gal pot, small plant

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Colocasia esculenta Mojito

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Very popular collectible hybrid, this is one plant...  more
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Colocasia esculenta Nancys Revenge (Nancyana)

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Introduced at the 2000 International Aroid Society...  more
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Grown in 10"/3 gal pot

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$39.00  
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Colocasia esculenta Pharaoh Mask

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Pharaoh Mask has bright green leaves that are accentuated...  more
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Colocasia esculenta White Lava

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Large glossy green leaves are adorned with a wide...  more
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