COLOCASIA ESCULENTA (black magic)
COLOCASIA ESCULENTA (black runner)
Another view COLOCASIA ESCULENTA
Black Runner Elephant Ear - cousin to Black Magic but seems to be much more prolific and faster growing. Easy to grow in normal garden environment!
Black Runner Elephant Ear Bloom
This Elephant Ear is beautiful but it sure get's thirsty. The leaves are amazing - they repel water. Would be a great waterproofing material for clothing!
pic shows both 'fazes'