TARO - BLACK MAGIC
Botanical Name: Colocasia Esculenta Black
A highly ornamental pond plant with burgundy stems and leaves, it is also called Elephant Ears due to the shape of the leaves. They are an ideal edge plant for ponds where they can be submerged to a depth of 15cm. Best grown in pots so they do not overcrowd and dominate the pond. They can also be grown in moist, partially shaded spots, in the garden although they will tolerate full sun if they receive plenty of water. Black magic taro also make an attractive house plant. Weed warning: Take care to ensure it does not spread into waterways.
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Plant Information or Specifications
Sub Categories (HashTags)
Perennial Vegetables (#PerennialVegetables)
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Amount of leaves in Winter?
All Leaves (Evergreen)
Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?
Can be pruned to 2m
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest
Sun or Shade
Full (Sun:80%-100%), Part (Sun:50-80%)
Preferred Soil Type
Poor Drainage (Clay)
July, August, September
Customer Comments on Taro - Black Magic
Taro - Black Magic
New potting mix, liberal dynamic lifter, ample water. | Brian Wave - Paddington, NSW 03-Jan-2017
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