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Elephant Ear Black Magic in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic'

 

Elephant Ear 'Black Magic'

Not the easiest plant to grow but well worth the challenge. The leaves are a burgandy colour and form a rosette and produce stems of single azure-blue flowers.

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plant Features
  • Elephant Ear Black Magic likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Elephant Ear Black Magic likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

  • Elephant Ear Black Magic is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Elephant Ear Black Magic likes moist and rich

    Moist and rich

 
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plant information

Common name

Elephant Ear 'Black Magic'

Latin name

Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic'

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Araceae

ph

5.5 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Elephant Ear Black Magic likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Elephant Ear Black Magic is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Elephant Ear Black Magic likes moist and rich

    Moist and rich

  • Water

    Elephant Ear Black Magic likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Elephant Ear Black Magic is 0.45meters x 1.20meters 0.45 M 1.20 M

Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic'

Not the easiest plant to grow but well worth the challenge. The leaves are a burgandy colour and form a rosette and produce stems of single azure-blue flowers.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Elephant ears should be planted slightly deeper than they grow as they will push up. During the growing season, Colocasia will continually produce new leaves as the older leaves continually die off.

 

Propogation by seed

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Colocasia can be propagated by seed or division. If sowing seed, germination should take place within 21 days.

 

Propogation by division

From Late Autumn TO Late Autumn

If propagating by division, you can divide the larger tubers or separate the new plantlets that form at the rhizome tips.

 
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