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Black Coral Elephant Ear

SKU: AM019606
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Black Coral Elephant Ear features bold, glossy, near-black foliage, perfect for adding contrast and sophistication to gardens and container plantings. Large heart-shaped leaves are held atop sturdy stems for elegant structure. Easy to grow in containers and garden beds. Colocasia can also be grown as a houseplant in a large container. (Colocasia esculenta)
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Botanical Name
Colocasia esculenta Black Coral
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy To Grow, Container Planting
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
36-48" tall
Bloom Time
Foliage plant all season


Colocasia and Alocasia, both commonly known as Elephant Ears, are tropical perennials from southern Asia, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Guinea, parts of Australia, and the Pacific Islands. Gardeners love these easy-to-grow plants for their bold, architectural foliage to help give definition to outdoor spaces and to complement colorful flowers. As the summer wears on and other plants grow weary, Elephant Ears become more vigorous – colorful right up until the first frost! Plant in spring when the soil has warmed in a full- to part-sun location in wet or moisture-retentive soil, and feed and water regularly for best results. Elephant Ears are also popular houseplants and can be grown in large containers with plenty of watering and added humidity