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Elephant Ear ‘Black Magic’ (Colocasia hybrid)

Elephant Ear ‘Black Magic’ (Colocasia hybrid)

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Elephant Ear ‘Black Magic’ (Colocasia hybrid)
A perfect plant for accenting the summer garden or potted container, Black Magic is fast growing and has eye-catching appeal. The leaves and stems are dark purple – nearly black. When they are well watered and placed in a bright growing area watch how quickly the plant fills out. This is a cultivar of the taro root that's used as a food staple in tropical regions. Plants bedded outside in summer can be lifted and wintered-over as potted plants inside.
Hardiness Zone 7, 8, 9, 10
Sun Requirement Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Grows to 2-3'
Minimum Temperature Indoors 50

Tips for Success:

Fast and easy-to-grow the Taro Root is almost foolproof and the large leaves a pleasure to grow.

• Grow in full sun. The more sun the better, although they will
  grow under varying light levels.
• Fertilize moderately but be consistent. Too much feed can
  burn the foliage.
• In the summer water freely. They can be grown in water or at
  the water's edge.
 For container and garden planting keep evenly moist.
• In winter, tubers can be dug and stored in a basement,
  keeping some moisture around the root. Or grow inside as a

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