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Colocasia esculenta 'Black Coral'
Common Name: Taro/Elephant Ear Family: Araceae (The Arum Family)

Colocasia esculenta 'Black Coral'
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'Black Magic' is a taro or elephant's ear cultivar with huge, dramatic, arrow-shaped, purplish-black leaves. It can be grown as a marginal plant in ponds or in pots or beds with evenly moist soil. Yellowish-white spathes and spadixes may appear in summer but are usually hidden by the foliage. Though potentially hardy they are best brought in as a houseplant.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Southeast Asia
Native Habitat:
Swampy areas.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourYellow 
TypeTender  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread2-3'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Full - Part Sun Sun  Foliage ColourBurgundy/Red/Purple 
Soil MoistureMoist Wet  Stem ColourBlack 
Hardiness Zone7b-10  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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