How to grow Colocasia black magic

Colocasia Black Magic growing 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

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

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Harvest season

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Ornamental parts

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Plant uses

Planting season

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Watering plants

Hardiness zone