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Colocasia escuenta Black Beauty Elephant Ear

Colocasia escuenta Black Beauty Elephant Ear

Regular price $23.95 USD
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Listing is for single rooted large size plant similar to one of the plants in photos.

This beauty has leaves of deep purple blackish hue and green veins topside and whitish underside a top long 2 - 3 foot stems. Highly desired due to appearance, size and being a very easy to grow type.
Black Beauty is a compact grower that reaches up to around 2 to 3 feet tall not the 6 - 10 foot type. Great for ponds or marshy bogs and prefers bright filtered light, sun with some shade. Indoors potted in 3 gal or larger does well, placed in well lighted area. Grow in lose peat bark well draining medium and water twice a week.
You will receive a single plant similar to one of the plants in photos. 
Listing is for single rooted large size plant around 2 feet height. Plant you will receive will be similar to plants in last three pics and will be trimmed for shipping if needed. Plant may be sent in wrapped root ball and largest top leaves will be cut for shipping purposes so plant height when sent will be between 15 - 20" and ready to pot or place in ground. 

Black Beauty is similar to other listing of so called Black leafed Colocasia. There is a lot of mixing of names, but each plant is a little different that generally can be identified by looking at leaf color topside, under side and stem color.

I am a Fl. Dept. of Agriculture Certified grower.
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Shipping Info

These plants are very delicate and lose leaves during shipping or soon afterwards thus main reason trimmed. Leaves will regrow quickly DO NOT ORDER THIS PLANT UNLESS YOU ARE OK WITH THE PLANT ARRIVING WITH DEAD LEAVES OR LOSING ALL LEAVES AFTER IT ARRIVES.

This item does not ship to CA, HI, AK. If sent to CA Buyer assumes all Risk, no returns, no refunds, may be confiscated by Department of Agriculture.

Care information

General care Alocasia and Colocasia can grow outdoors year round zone 10, 11, some sites say 8 and 9 with covering and trimming down in winter. Some varies more cold hardy than others, indoors near window or in bright room. Like well drained but moist to boggy conditions, do not let hard dry.

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