Calocasia black magic
Colocasia “Black Magic” Facts
Botanical Name: Colocasia esculenta Black Magic – [KOLL-oh-kay-zhuh] [es-kew-LEN-tuh]
Common Name: Black Elephant Ears, Alocasia Black Magic, Black Magic Colocasia
Plant Type: evergreen perennial bulb
Size: 3′ – 6′ foot in height and width
Leaves: attractive enormous heart shaped elephant leaves, black dark purple leaves with a “smokey” cast
Flowers: yellow-green spathe and spadix
Bloom: Not showy
Hardiness: USDA hardiness zones 8 – 12
Exposure: Plant Sun or Shade? Best in part shade but will handle full sun.
Soil: well draining garden soil
Water: loves water, Keep soil moist but not wet
Fertilizer: Loves regular fertilization especially regular liquid food! More food, faster growth rate and bigger plants
Propagation: Dividing bulbs
Pests & Problems: generally pest free, aphids whitefly and spider mites at times
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The large green leaved giant, grown around the world for food, is also used as an ornamental in the landscape.
The sister plant to “Black Magic”, combining purple and bright green foliage.
Striking foliage with leaves standing 4 feet create an enchanting color combination in partial shade. Grows well in the shallow edges of water in a pond or pool and thrives in moist soil locations.
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