It's no surprise that the Black Magic Colocasia is the most well-known elephant ear variety, because it's a sharp-looking plant on its own and also provides a stunning backdrop for light-colored plants. The leaves start out as a plum color and darken with age until they're nearly black. If your plant doesn't look just like the picture, give it a little time to grow up. Elephant ears' attributes become even more defined when they mature.
Average mature height: 3-4 feet
Light: 65%-75% shade. Likes high light. 80% shade maximum.
Soil: Boggy but well-drained
Plant size. Our plants ship in 3-inch-deep pots when they are 3-6 inches tall so they can grow to maturity under your green thumb.
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