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Black Magic Elephant Ear

Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic'
    7 reviews
Black Magic Elephant Ear
Black Magic Elephant Ear
Black Magic Elephant Ear
Black Magic Elephant Ear
Black Magic Elephant Ear
Black Magic Elephant Ear
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Black Magic Elephant Ear

Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic'
    7 reviews

Striking Plant Perfect for Wet and Shady Spots!

  • Unique Black-Purple Color
  • Add a Warm, Tropical Feel to your home
  • Grow as a patio plant or annual in cooler areas
  • A Distinctive Houseplant
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The Black Magic Elephant Ear is a bold, tropical perennial that tolerates wet and shady sites. Transform your patio, pool area, home, or garden into a tropical oasis with this richly colored, unique plant! Have deer been munching on your patio plants? Replace them with the deer resistant Black Magic Elephant Ear!

Huge, purple to black leaves float in the air atop herbaceous, deep purple stalks. These heart shaped leaves grow up to two feet long! Black Magic Elephant Ears are fast growing, easily reaching 3 to 6 feet in a single growing season!

The Black Magic Elephant Ear prefers moist soil. In fact these plants can even grow in wet conditions and low ponds. These plants thrive in full sun to part shade. Some shade is recommended in zone 10. Add a balanced, slow release fertilizer when planting, in early spring, and late summer for best results. Elephant ears are hardy in zones 8-10. Cooler climates can dig up the bulbs after the foliage begins to die back or plant in containers and move them inside in the winter to enjoy them year after year.

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Caring for Black Magic Elephant Ear

Black Magic Elephant Ear prefer moist soil. In fact these plants can even grow in wet conditions and low ponds. These plants thrive in full sun to part shade. Some shade is recommended in zone 10. Add a balanced, slow release fertilizer in early spring and late summer for best growth. When grown in containers, fertilizer 3 or 4 times per year.

Elephant ears are hardy in zones 8-10. Cooler climates can dig up the bulbs after the foliage begins to die back or plant in containers and move them inside in the winter to enjoy them year after year.

Elephant ears are deer resistant.

Landscape ideas
Plant Black Elephant Ears anywhere you want unique color and a tropical feel.This tropical perennial boasts out of this world color and texture contrast to traditional plants. The Elephant Ear looks beautiful in rock and water gardens. At a mature size of 3 to 6 feet tall and wide this showy plant makes an exciting backdrop in a mixed bed. Hosta, Aucuba, Liriope, and Juniper will make attractive companion plants. This distinctive plant looks fantastic in containers and is ideal for use as a house plant.
growing zone 8-10
Growing Zones 8-10
Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full, Partial
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 4-5 Feet
Mature Width 4-5 Feet
Growth Rate fast
Fall Color Purple

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