One of the true standout dark purple / black houseplants, Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic'is a unique addition to any interior. Large, seductive, lush, dark velvet foliage that is stunningly elegant. Black Magic is an enchanting plant sure to put you under it's spell.
Besides it's spectacular appearance, Black Magic Colocasia is very easy to take care of and is well suited to interiors and patios. They prefer filtered indirect light indoors, or partial shade outdoors. Protect the delicate leaves and stems from high winds and direct sun. Colocasias are thirsty plants, and will need to be watered frequently. With proper conditions these plants can grow quite large, 1.5m+ high as well as wide.
Colocasia esculenta Black Magic
Filtered, medium light indoors. Outdoors prefers partial shade. Requires light to maintain the intense dark foliage color, but too much light can damage the leaves.
These are thirsty plants. Check more frequently than most plants, and water 1-2 times a week when the soil is starting to dry out. Maintain the soil a little on the moist side.
These plants can grow very large if watered properly and given fertilizer when actively growing.
Medium: 19cm plastic nursery pot