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Black Taro


This giant tropical tuberous perennial quickly forms broad thickets of huge dusty solid purple-black leathery heart-shaped foliage. Flowers resembling greenish callas appear only in the warmest climates. Plants can spread by slender runners.

Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic'

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf texture : Leathery

Leaf length : 36"

Leaf width : 30"

Leaf shape : Heart-shaped

Leaf color : Purple-black

Flower Characteristics

Flower notes : Appear only in warmest climates.

Flower color : Green

Plant Anatomy

Average size maturity width : 3-4 ft.

Average size maturity height : 5 ft.

Growth rate : Slow

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 10 to 15 F( Z8a)

Sunset zone : 12, 16-24

Water requirements : Ample

Light exposure : Partial Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes

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