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Elephant Ear

Colocasia 'Black Magic'

Incredible dusty purple-black foliage that resembles an elephant's ear.


Colocasia, also known as Elephant Ear, makes a bold statement in any pond, bed, or patio container. If planted outside the pond, dig a hole slightly deeper than the bulb itself. Place bulb in hole, blunt side down. Space multiple bulbs at least 2 feet apart. Be sure to water well throughout the summer for continuous enjoyment.

Planting and Maintenance Info:

Light Requirements: Partial Shade
Planting Depth: 1 Inches
Bulbs per Square Foot: 1

At most, use 2 Pond Tablets every 3-4 weeks from April through September.

Plant Height:

44-48 Inches

Bloom Time:

Foliage plant all season

Hardiness Zone:

8-10 Find your zone

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.