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pretty_paws_29

My family, one wonderful husband, two lovely boys and myself, resides in South Georgia, zone 9b on 7.5 acres. I am addicted to gardening and plants!

Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic'

  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2017
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pretty_paws_29

One of my favorite things in my garden. They were an anniversary present 3 years ago, and they are magestic! Pictures really do not do them justice.

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cyndi

Purple with green? They are beautiful

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ofthought

I just got 2 varieties (flea market). New plant for me. Is yours a water hog?

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pretty_paws_29

@cyndi they're more black thank purple and yes @ofthought they are huge water hogs lol!

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milktealogy

Hi can I ask how you keep your beautiful black magic leaves black? Mine turned green and I’m confused as to why it happened.

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pretty_paws_29

@milktealogy they need to be planted in full, all day sun to stay as dark as possible. Also, planting in shallow water seems to help with the coloring as well. New leaves always come in green, and with enough sun, should change to purple, and then to black. Mine have never, in 3 years, been solid black though. The leaves are always dappled with spots of green and purple.

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milktealogy

Oh gosh thank you so much for your explanation! I’ll try your suggestion asap. Thanks again and beautiful garden btw!

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