Taro - Black Magic

Colocasia Esculenta Black

Black Magic Taro Colocasia esculenta By Photo by David J. Stang [CC BY-SA 4.0] (Photo Credits)

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.

$14.90

Specifications of Taro - Black Magic

Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From RhizomeLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 1-2m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

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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Taro - Black Magic Reviews & Tips

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Brian Wave
4y ago

Paddington, NSW, Australia

Taro - Black Magic

New potting mix, liberal dynamic lifter, ample water.

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