Colocasia 'Black Magic' is a taro or elephant's ear cultivar with large, dramatic, arrow-shaped, purplish-black leaves.
Colocasia 'Black Magic' is a taro or elephant's ear cultivar with large, dramatic, arrow-shaped, purplish-black leaves. It can be grown as a marginal plant in ponds or in pots or beds with evenly moist soil. Yellowish-white spathes and spadixes may appear in summer but are usually hidden by the foliage. Though potentially hardy they are best brought in as a houseplant.
Common Name: Taro - [Summer B&B Pre-Order]
Family: Araceae (The Arum Family)
Zone Hardiness: 8b
Light: Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Secondary Bloom Colour:
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Moist, Wet
Stem Colour: Black
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Swampy areas.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Southeast Asia
*The Plant Encyclopedia is updated each year to provide a representation of the plants we offer, have offered, and may offer again. However, it is not a live inventory of our stock. Not all plants will be available at all times or in every year. Use the link above to enquire about the availability of this plant. Additionally, we carry many plants that have not yet been entered into our database so please enquire if you don’t see what you’re looking for. Plants are available only for on-site sales at our nursery in Richmond, BC, Canada or for shipping within Canada. We do not ship internationally. However, if you are visiting the nursery from afar, we can arrange for the necessary permits and paperwork for you to take plants back with you to your country.