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Colocasia Black Magic Esculenta, Black Elephant Ear

Colocasia Black Magic Esculenta, Black Elephant Ear

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Colocasia Black Magic Esculenta or Black Elephant Ear plant is a popular species of the Araceae family that is grown as a great ornamental plant to keep your living spaces looking beautiful.

Regardless of the word ‘black’ in its name, the black elephant ear has dark purple foliage that is so dark, that it could be mistaken as black under the wrong lighting. These leaves are large both in width and length and they take the shape of elephant ears and hence the name.The dark purple elephant ear or black magic colocasia is a new variety of the popular and well-known Colocasia Esculenta or Asian taro and as such, has its origin tied to the tropical forests of deep Asia. If what you are searching for is a plant that gives off a subtle dramatic but still tropical feel to your living space, the black elephant ears plants or rather purple elephant ears plants should be a great choice.

Light: The Black Magic Plant, like other varieties of the Asian Taro, requires access to bright indirect light or shaded light. Full or direct sunlight is also advised for proper plant growth, as exposure to full sunlight could bring out its deepest purple color which is the major reason why people plant it. However, prolonged exposure to direct sunlight might be harmful to the plant.Limit the elephant ear black magic plant’s exposure to direct sunlight to a maximum of 4-6 hours a day, after which it should receive adequate filtered or partially shaded sunlight for the remaining part of the day. 

Watering: Watering your Black Magic elephant ears plant should be a regular affair as the beautiful dark plant loves water and thrives in it. However, this does not mean that you leave its roots soggy, as you might expose the plant’s roots to root rot. 

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