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Colocasia 'Black Leaf Illustris'

Includes: 1 Colocasia tuber

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Colocasia Black Leaf Illustris leaves little to be desired with larger-than-life leaves in a deep, velvety shade of violet so dark it almost appears black. The foliage flaunts contrasting bright emerald-green ribs and mid-ribs that only add to its overall splendor.

Give these showstoppers a spot in full sun for the most striking and deep coloring, and for the best performance, plant them in moist, bog-like soil. Black Leaf Illustris is fantastic for locations near water features, but be sure to keep the moisture levels below the stems. Their roots love wet soil, but any more can compromise the vigor and health of the plant. Enjoy!

Easy to Grow Features:

  • Zone: 9-11 or Indoors
  • Height: 36-60 in.
  • Spacing: 48-60 in.
  • Sunlight: Partial Sun to Partial Shade; Bright Direct to Bright Indirect Indoors
  • Water: Moderate to High
  • Flowering Time: Inconspicuous Blooms
  • Flower Color: Grown for Striking Foliage

Sku: 10211-01

Includes: 1 Colocasia tuber

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  • PLANTING DEPTH

    6-8"

    WATER

    Moderate to High

    SUNLIGHT

    Partial Sun to Partial Shade; Bright Direct to Bright Indirect Indoors

    PLANTING PROXIMITY

    48-60"

  • Common Name:

    Elephant Ear, Black Leaf Elephant Ear, Imperial Taro

    Botanical Name:

    Colocasia esculenta var. antiquorum 'Illustris'

    Exposure:

    Partial Sun to Partial Shade; Bright Direct to Bright Indirect Indoors

    Hardiness:

    Zones 9-11

    Height:

    36-60"

    Color:

    striking dark purple to nearly black leaves with emerald ribbing

    Bloom Season:

    Late spring / early summer

    Bulb/Plant Size:

    4" long

    Number:

    1 Colocasia tuber

 

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We guarantee that the bulbs and plants you receive will be:

  • Healthy Plants: Top size and in prime condition.
  • Responsibly Grown: Never taken from the wild.
  • True to Name: The varieties you ordered & clearly labeled.
  • Supported By: Simple planting instructions & detailed growing guides.

Some of the bulbs, perennials and potted plants we offer are easier to grow than others. Every plant is a weed somewhere on earth and will be native in one of the endless micro climates, making that plant incredibly easy to grow.

Because of the differing environmental conditions, we cannot be assured that Mother Nature will treat them perfectly. We make every attempt to educate our customer on how to succeed with our extensive growing instructions on our website. We can’t guarantee that you won’t get weeks of cold rain just after your spring planting, and then a freeze. The same goes for record heat, pests, etc. These things aren’t the fault of the plants and we don’t replace plants that are lost for reasons out of our control.

For greatest success, please open the package immediately, inspect your purchase, and read our detailed growing guides. This is critical to robust plants that flower with profusion! 

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