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Colocasia escuenta Black Magic Elephant Ear

Colocasia escuenta Black Magic Elephant Ear

Regular price $26.95 USD
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Listing is for single rooted plant as shown in photo with yard stick after pics of mature plants shown grown in clumps of multiple heads.
This beauty has leaves of deep purple with a bluish black hue topside depending on light gets an iridescent look with green underside. Long 2 - 3 foot stems form very tight growing clusters. Leaves start out green and develop purple - blue - black coloration that deepens and fills leaf completely as leaf grows and matures. High desired due to appearance, size and being a very easy to grow type.

Black Magic is also a dwarf elephant ear plant that reaches up to around 30" - 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 pictured in photo with the yard stick, not actual clump of the two plants.
Listing is for single rooted plant around 30" to 3 feet height. Plant will be sent in wrapped root ball and largest top leaves will be cut for shipping purposes so plant height when sent will be between 12 - 20" and ready to pot or place in ground.

Black Magic is similar to Midnight, see my listing of Midnight. Black Magic is a little smaller in growth and leaf size and color on stems is reddish and spotted over green. The underside of leaves also greenish with some reddish color in veins, Midnight solid deep red stem and red veined underside. see last two photos of young green leaves and leaf turning purple / black and the underside of leaf. Also form tight clump of several plants quickly.

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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