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Black Magic Elephant Ear

Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic'

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Growing Zones: 7-10
(hardy down to 10℉)

Growing Zones 7-10
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

3-6 ft.

Mature Width:

3-6 ft.




5 ft.

Growth Rate:


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Botanical Name:

Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic'

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Tropical Paradise without Leaving Home

Versatile Plant for Any Garden
The Black Magic Colocasia’s big dark purple elephant ear leaves are guaranteed to add a contrast in your flower bed or as a border plant for your pond. This black magic plant will also thrive inside your home with foliage year round.

Easy to Maintain
These elephant ears require minimum care. Plant in full or filtered sun with regular watering. This black elephant ear loves water so much, you can even plant it in up to 6 inches of water, lingering in the shallow part of your koi pond.

This colocasia is not susceptible to most diseases and pests

Big Show, Less Wait
If you need a showy conversation plant fast, the Black Magic Elephant Ear won't disappoint you.   Growing extremely fast,it will reach its mature height in no time.  While this black elephant ear can be planted any season, for fastest growth, plant it in the spring for rapid growth within 3 to 8 weeks!

You will see the black elephant unfurl up to 6 ft. tall and wide as an attractive hardy addition to your home garden.

Great First Plant for Children
This elephant ear makes the perfect first plant for your children, because of its quick growth rate and big showy foliage. You can easily pass on your passion for gardening with this beauty. It will give them the confidence to develop a green thumb like you in no time!

Tropical Paradise without Leaving Home
Big elegant leaves
dangle from succulent stems giving this black plant a tropical flair. Plant it with Birds of Paradise and Hibiscus to create your own private getaway only steps from your door.

This stunning plant will continue to be a spectacle in your garden year after year.

Buy this plant today and begin planning your luau!

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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Black Magic Elephant Ear

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Black Magic Elephant Ear.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Black Magic Elephant Ear gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Black Magic Elephant Ear again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
Looking for a tropical feel at our beach home.
Tim A on Mar 13, 2018
Color & size
Shirley B on Jan 22, 2018
Looking for a tropical feel at our beach home.
Tim A on Mar 13, 2018
I like this plant it reminds me of my grandparents.
Art H on Feb 16, 2018
Color & size
Shirley B on Jan 22, 2018
Beautiful and hard to find
jo a h on Nov 17, 2017
I like this plant it reminds me of my grandparents.
Art H on Feb 16, 2018
Beautiful and hard to find
jo a h on Nov 17, 2017
Can these elephant leaves plants grow indoors over winter at a large window?
Marian S on Aug 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes they can be grown indoors with the proper care.
Where does this plant ship from ? Love it
Louise on Jul 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We ship from South Carolina.
Does this plant attract bees?
Callie S on Dec 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Some plants in this family do attract bees and hummingbirds.Not sure on this particular plant
Will they thrive in full morning sun ?
Charlie on Nov 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: That’s where mine are planted, but they are shaded for the rest of the day. So far, so good.
How long are their roots?
Davieboii on Aug 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: There roots are about 8-12".

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