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Alocasia Black Elephant Ear (Plumbea Nigra)


Alocasia Black Elephant Ear (Plumbea Nigra)

Alocasia Black Elephant Ear (Plumbea Nigra)

SKU: 10205-01Priced for a 5.5" extra deep potted plant
Price/pkg: $16.95 

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Detailed Description

If you've been gardening for a while you recognize the "nigra" part of this plant's name as a reference to the "black" foliage. While the 18-24" long leaves aren't really black, they are deep green to purple with a cool, metallic finish and light puckering that makes them stand out in any setting. This are fast growing, easy care giants that thrive in large containers, displaying beautifully with horizontal to upright leaves. Cool weather gardeners will do well to bring this elephant ear cultivar indoors for the winter, either to reside in a toasty sunroom or greenhouse, or to be allowed to slip into dormancy in a non-freezing garage.
Common Name: Alocasia Black Elephant Ear
Botanical Name: Alocasia Plumbea Nigra
Exposure: Light shade in sunniest parts of the country, full sun elsewhere
Hardiness: Zones 8-10, elsewhere lift in fall and store indoors
Height: 4 -6 feet tall
Color: Large purple-green leaves with a deep, metallic sheen
Bloom Season: Inconspicuous blooms; grown for large, striking foliage
Bulb/Plant Size: 5.5" extra deep pot
Number: 1 potted plant







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