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Colocasia esculenta Black Magic

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Wantirna
C5, C6
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Wantirna
C5, C6
Size: 14cm
Available: 1
$/Unit (EX GST): $11.18 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $12.30 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Colocasia esculenta Black Magic Taro, Elephants Ear,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Palms, Ferns & Tropical, Water Plants Upright

Description:
Popular perennial with beautiful, heart-shaped, purple/black leaves. Makes a wonderful statement when fully grown and an excellent foliage contrast. Ideal for shallow ponds or boggy areas.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Any, Clay, Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Aquatic Garden, Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Mass Planting, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Prune back foliage when required to produce new foliage in early spring. Plant in a shady position and protect from wind. Mulch well. Information and images courtesy of Living Sculpture.

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Araceae Asia

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Black, Purple
Flower Colour: Yellow
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: High
Drought: Low
Frost: Tender
Wind: Medium / Moderate
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