Colocasia 'Black Magic'
Colocasia 'Black Magic'
Colocasia 'Black Magic'
Colocasia 'Black Magic'
Colocasia 'Black Magic'
Colocasia 'Black Magic'

Colocasia 'Black Magic'

"Black elephant ears"

Colocasia 'Black Magic'

1 bulb — £9.90

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Orders placed before 1 March 2023
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Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2023
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Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2023
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Description

Whether you enjoy dabbling in indoor gardening or have an exotic-themed garden, you’ll love this amazing Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic' and its striking, bold architectural foliage, commonly known as black Elephant Ears or Taro. This dark character has two uses in one - start it off in your home and enjoy its lush foliage as an indoor plant. Then, as soon as summer arrives, move it out to the garden in pots or plant it into shady or damp borders and enjoy the magnificent, tropical display!

The amazing dark (near-black) foliage of Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic' makes this is a particularly good variety for growing in the summer garden where is can provide a stunning, contrasting backdrop to accent surrounding flowers. They prefer a rich, moist planting area in partial shade and are just as happy in pots as they are in borders. If you have a bright, airy home, the ebony foliage makes for a striking feature for indoor use too!

Our Colocasia bulbs are grown and cultivated in Costa Rica.

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Suitable for indoors

  • Comes back every year

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Great for shade

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Needs winter protection

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic'

  • Flower colour

    Black

  • Leaf colour

    Black

  • Bulb size

    18/+ (baseball size)

  • Established height

    1.2-1.5m

  • Established spread

    30-50cm

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Tender/Tropical

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade
    Dappled shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Indoors
    Pots
    Large containers
    Borders
    Exotic gardens
    Greenhouse

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Damp
    Poorly drained

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Requires specific conditions

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    Harmful if eaten
    Skin/eyes irritant

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Other information

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2023
    You can expect your order in March 2023

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2023
    You can expect your order in April 2023

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2023
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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