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Colocasia esculenta ‘Black Coral’


'Black Coral' is a taro or elephant ear with luscious, shiny, purple-black, tropical foliage for maximum drama.

'Black Magic' is a taro or elephant's ear cultivar with huge, 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/Elephant Ear

Family: Araceae (The Arum Family)

Zone Hardiness: 7b-10

Light: Full Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Tender

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Moist, Wet

Stem Colour: Black

Fragrance: No



Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Swampy areas.


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Southeast Asia

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