Elephant Ear, Taro
Colocasia multiflora 'Black Marble'

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Colocasia (kol-oh-KAY-see-uh) (Info)
Species: multiflora (mul-tih-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Black Marble

Category:

Bulbs

Ponds and Aquatics

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Dark/Black

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Variegated

Smooth-Textured

Mottled

Veined

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fresno, California

Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Clemmons, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Jul 1, 2005, tcfromky from Mercer, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:

Grown as an annual in zone 5.