Black Taro (Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic')
Black Magic Taro has burgundy stems with leaves that depending on the amount of sunlight the taro is getting can range from green to a dark plum color appears black. The leaves are heart shaped grow up to 3 feet in length. This taro grows about 2' to 3' tall and performs best when planted in partial shade, although it will tolerate full sun. Black Magic Taro is a perfect accent plant for the edge of the pond. In cold regions, over winter as a houseplant or lift tubers and store in a frost free area.
Hardiness Zone: 8-11
Planting Container: We recommend a 2 gallon solid planting container or a Large Planting Bag.
Light Requirements: full sun to part shade
Height: 2' to 3' - Spread: 12" to 24" Wide
Water Depth: Moist soil or water up to 1" deep (Maximum water depth is for mature bog plants)
THESE PLANTS CANNOT BE SHIPPED TO HI - KNOW YOUR STATE LAWS.
For planting instructions see our: Planting Instructions for Bog Plants Page.