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Colocasia - Miniature Black Elephant Ear


Bare-root bulb- 2 to 3 sprout size.

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Grown for it's foliage, this is a velvet, black-leaved dwarf selection that you long to touch. Midway in size between a caladium and an elephant ear. New leaves that are green with blue veins and as the leaves age or are in full sun they will turn black.

Grows about 2-3  feet tall.   USDA Zones 7 and up, annual or potted plant elsewhere.

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USDA Hardiness Zone
7 through 9
Bloom Time
Foliage Plant
Bloom Color
Grown for its dark foliage
Mature Height
3-4 feet
Light Requirements
Full Sun (over 6 hrs)
Water Requirements
Average Water Needs
Deer resistant
Gardening Tips
Quite tolerant of wet locations and partial shade.


Colocasia Care

Planting Instructions and Plant Care for Colocasia and Banana Plants

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