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Colocasia Black Coral

A real showstopper of a plant, grown for its stunning foliage: the enormous leaves are heart-shaped and virtually black in colour. Not just that, but they are glossy and marked with electic blue veining. You will have seen nothing quite like it! Overwinter indoors. Sun or shade, moist soil. To 4 feet. 2 litre pot.

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Height To 4 feet
Aspect Sun or shade
Soil type Moist soil
Packing weight 1.5 kg

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Terrific as a showpiece in a nice big pot on the patio, and then you can move it inside for the colder months. Or lift the tuber & store it dry over winter.

Our favoured method is to grow in a big pot, put in a cold greenhouse over winter and do not water until new growth shows in the spring. Seems to work for us.

Colocasia Esculenta Black Coral is a half-hardy tuberous perennial with enormous pointed glossy black leaves with electric blue veins suitable for sun or shade.