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Royal Hawaiian® Black Coral Elephant Ear

Colocasia esculenta 'Black Coral' PP #23,896

SKU
40850
Very striking, large, glossy, jet-black foliage contrasts spectacularly with bright-colored plants. Adds bold color and tropical flair to any garden. Highly effective at the edge of a pond or water garden. A dramatic choice for patio containers. Spreads freely in rich, wet soils; more slowly in dry, heavy soils. An herbaceous perennial.
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Botanical Pronunciationkol-oh-KAY-see-uh es-kew-LEN-tuh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeRarely blooms; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Foliage ColorBlack
Garden StyleTropical
Growth HabitVase-Shaped
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Houseplant, Poolside
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsKeep soil moist to wet.
Companion PlantsBanana (Musa); Canna (Canna); Mandevilla (Mandevilla); Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia); Passion Flower (Passiflora)

Thrives and spreads freely in evenly moist, organically rich, well-drained soil. Prefers warm, humid environments. Best with part shade in very hot regions. Apply a controlled release fertilizer to the potting mix or garden soil. In cold winter zones, enjoy outdoors but move inside well before threat of frost. Remove old, faded foliage as needed.

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