Colocasia 'Black Coral'
Colocasia 'Black Coral'
Colocasia 'Black Coral'
Colocasia 'Black Coral'
Colocasia 'Black Coral'
Colocasia 'Black Coral'

Colocasia 'Black Coral'

"Black taro"

Colocasia 'Black Coral'

1 bulb — £9.68

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Description

Dive into the deepest depths of colour on the spectrum to bring contrast to your plant palette. Colocasia 'Black Coral' is so dark, it’s almost jet-black. With blue-tinged veins, a satiny sheen to the leaves and seaweed-like rippled edges, this inky-looking taro is so fascinating and completely alluring. Whether you choose to show Colocasia 'Black Coral' off as a houseplant indoors or let it lurk outdoors in summer, this tropical charm will certainly attract attention for all the right reasons. 

Dark-leaved plants like Colocasia 'Black Coral' make the best backdrop for bright blooms. Whilst this is not a plant which tolerates cold temperatures and will need to be kept indoors to begin with, it can be outside for summer. Plant Colocasia esculenta 'Black Coral' in partial shade with vibrant begonias or Jurassic-looking ferns with patterned leaves and this impressive leaves will help to transform a dull corner into an exotic paradise! You can also try pairing this with Colocasia 'Maui Gold' to create a cool black and lime contrast. 

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Suitable for indoors

  • Comes back every year

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Great for shade

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Needs winter protection

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Colocasia esculenta 'Black Coral'

  • Flower colour

    Black, near-black

  • Bulb size

    18/+ (baseball size)

  • Established height

    1.2-1.5m

  • Established spread

    30-50cm

  • Leaf colour

    Black

  • 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

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  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

Colocasia in 1 minute

They're also known as elephant ears and it's easy to see why. The big, dramatic leaves of Colocasia certainly bear a resemblance to those of our iconic pachyderm, and the plant's southeast Asian origins are as tropical as you could wish!

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