Taro - Black Magic
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.
When will it be in Stock?
We previously had the most to buy in May and Jun. With limited quantities for sale in other months. They are unlikely to be available in Nov and Dec. Remember to click above to get notified when it is available once more.
Preferred Climate Tropical, Subtropical
Grown From Rhizome
Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 1-2m
Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)
Can it Handle Frosts? Sometimes
Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)
Water Requirements Frequent Watering
Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? Can be pruned to 2m
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 2-3 Years
Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%), Part (Sun:50-80%)
Preferred Soil Type Poor Drainage (Clay)
Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)
Fruiting/Harvest Months July, August, September
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