If you don't have a lot of space to work with, the striking Black Velvet is a great elephant ear variety for you. With its tiny, compact size, you can grow it anywhere. Black Velvet is the common name, but the leaves are actually a dark green color. Depending on the light, weather, and age, the leaves can be darker or brighter. If your plant doesn't look just like the picture, give it a little time to grow up. Elephant ears' attributes become more defined when they mature.
Height at maturity: 1-2 feet
Light: Full shade to part shade
Soil: Well-drained, moderately dry (drier at night)
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