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Colocasia ‘Black Magic’


This plant is no longer for sale directly from TERRA NOVA® Nurseries. However, it may still be available through one of our licensees. Please contact our sales department for more information at 800-215-9450.

One of the few 'true blacks' of the plant world, this exotic form of Taro has amazed visitors. 'Black Magic' is tropical in appearance and very moisture loving, so it's great in or around ponds and it can be a major player in containerized plantings.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 9-13
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 30″ / 30″ / 12″
Exposure: Part Shade
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SKU: COLBM Categories: ,
Common Name Black Taro
Family Araceae
Genus Colocasia
species esculenta
Plant Type Perennial
Persistence Annual
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Hardiness Zone 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Growth Habit Clumping, Upright
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 30" / 30" / 12"
Finish Time Fast (4-6 Weeks)
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Growth Rate Fast
Most Active Growing Season Summer
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Flower Color --
Leaf Color Black
Soil Moisture retentive.
pH 5.6 - 7.0
Exposure Part Shade
Special Uses Deep South
Nutritional Needs 100 - 150 ppm
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Water (Greenhouse) Dry slightly between waterings.
Water (Garden) Moderate to heavy water needs.
How Different? Black leaf.
Landscape Value Container accent.
Finish Time to 4" 4 - 6 weeks
Comments Fall is the time to bring bulbs in to start in a warn greenhouse. It's stunning in containers plantings and will generate huge leaves with proper feeding and water.
Grower Notes --
Colocasia 'Black Magic' - Product Profile
Colocasia 'Black Magic' - Growing Recipe

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