How to grow Colocasia black magic

Colocasia Black Magic grow and care – leaf plant geophyte of the genus Colocasia also known as Purple Taro, Colocasia Black Magic perennial evergreen or deciduous plant used as edible and also used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropic, mediterranean, subtropical, temperate climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 8+.

Colocasia Black Magic flower

Leaves edible, color can be: green or purple in heart shape.

Flower color white yellowish, the size 10-30 cm, the inside looks like beehive.

Tuber edible the color is brown for the peel the inner part is white, shape like tuber little bit round and little bit shapeless.

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How to grow Colocasia Black Magic growing and care:

More than 8C, rich soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
Yes, easier

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Dead leaves

Size of the plant?
40-180 cm, 16-68 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
White yellowish flowers the size 10-30 cm, the inside looks like beehive

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season
Spring / Summer / Autumn

How to harvest the leaves?
Just the leaves without the stems

Information about leaves:
Purple in heart shape

Uses of Colocasia Black Magic leaves:
Cooked, rolled leaves

Edible Roots

Information about tuber:
Brown for the peel the inner part is white, shape like tuber little bit round and little bit shapeless

When to pull up tuber:
Autumn / Winter

Uses of tuber:
Cooked, baked

Scientific name:

Colocasia Black Magic

How to grow Colocasia black magic

Colocasia black magic plant

Colocasia black magic leaves

Colocasia black magic plant care

Growing Colocasia black magic

Colocasia black magic


Blooming Seasons
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible leaves
  • Edible Roots
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
  • Leafy vegetables
  • Stuffed or Wrapped
  • Vegetables
Flower colors
  • White flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
Leaf color
  • Black leaves
  • Purple leaf
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Geophyte
  • Leaf plant
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Colored leaves
  • Edible plants
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
  • Water plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9

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