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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 or Retail Sources.


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
Bloom Time(s):

SKU: COLBM Categories: ,
Common Name Black Taro
Family Araceae
Genus Colocasia
species esculenta
Plant Type Perennial
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Flower Color --
Foliage Color Black
Dormancy --
Exposure Part Shade
Growth Habit Clumping, Upright
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
How Different? Black leaf.
Landscape Value Container accent.
Most Active Growing Season Summer
Persistence Annual
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 30" / 30" / 12"
Soil (Garden) Moisture retentive.
Water (Garden) Moderate to heavy water needs.
Special Uses Deep South
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.
Water (Greenhouse) Dry slightly between waterings.
EC 1.0 – 2.0
pH 5.6 – 7.0
Fertility Needs 100 – 150 ppm
Finish Time to 4″ 4 – 6 weeks
Finish Time to Gallon
Day Length for Flowering Long Day
Colocasia 'Black Magic' - Product Profile
Colocasia 'Black Magic' - Growing Recipe

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