Black Magic Elephant Ear
Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic'
Keep soil surface moist, but not soggy.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||kol-oh-KAY-see-uh es-kew-LEN-tuh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Reaches 5 to 6 ft. tall and wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Houseplant, Water Garden|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun|
|Soil Needs||Flower & Rose Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Wet Soils|
|Watering Needs||Keep soil surface moist, but not soggy.|
|Companion Plants||Canna (Canna); Banana (Musa); Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia); Mandevilla (Mandevilla); Hibiscus (Hibiscus)|
Keep soil moist and add a controlled release fertilizer to the potting mix or garden soil. Remove dead or damaged leaves as required. In cooler climates, can be enjoyed outdoors, but move indoors before the threat of frost.
This Plant's Growing Zones: ALL