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

Colocasia 'Black Magic'
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"Black Elephant Ears"


Cultivated in Costa Rica

Perfect for pots

Hand packed in paper bags

Tender, move indoors
for winter

Can be grown as a houseplant

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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.


Deepest purple to black


32-150 cm / 12-60"

Planting season:


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Botanical name:

Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic'

Light requirements:

Partial shade / full sun

Soil moisture:




  • Plant in spring in a warm, bright position with temperatures between 16-25°C
  • Alternatively plant them straight outside in a warm position after risk of frost has passed
  • Grow in borders or containers in sun or shade in a reliably moist soil
  • Plant the bulbs shallowly with the top of the bulb level with the soil surface
  • Space the bulbs 25-35cm apart
  • Plant with the rings or papery layers facing upwards
  • Water-in after planting and keep hydrated while in growth

    Read more in our planting guide
  • 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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