Colocasia antiquorum - Black Beauty - Elephant Ear
The Black Beauty is a compact elephant ear that grows 4 to 6 feet tall and wide. It has puckered, dark purple leaves and thick black stems. 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: 4-6 feet
Light: 65%-73% shade. Likes high light. 80% shade maximum.
Soil: Prefers plenty of water. Does well in boggy areas.
GOOD TO KNOW
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