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Black Magic Elephant Ear

Striking Plant Perfect for Wet and Shady Spots!

  • Unique Black-Purple Color
  • Add a Warm, Tropical Feel to your home
  • Grow as a patio plant or annual in cooler areas
  • A Distinctive Houseplant
  • Deer Resistant
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The Black Magic Elephant Ear is a bold, tropical perennial that tolerates wet and shady sites.  Transform your patio, pool area, home, or garden into a tropical oasis with this richly colored, unique plant!  Have deer been munching on your patio plants?  Replace them with the deer resistant Black Magic Elephant Ear!

Huge, purple to black leaves float in the air atop herbaceous, deep purple stalks.  These heart shaped leaves grow up to two feet long!  Black Magic Elephant Ears are fast growing, easily reaching 3 to 6 feet in a single growing season!

Plant Black Elephant Ears anywhere you want unique color and a tropical feel.  This tropical perennial boasts out of this world color and texture contrast to traditional plants.  The Elephant Ear looks beautiful in rock and water gardens.  At a mature size of 3 to 6 feet tall and wide this showy plant makes an exciting backdrop in a mixed bed.  Hosta, Aucuba, Liriope, and Juniper will make attractive companion plants.  This distinctive plant looks fantastic in containers and is ideal for use as a house plant.

The Black Magic Elephant Ear prefers moist soil.  In fact these plants can even grow in wet conditions and low ponds. These plants thrive in full sun to part shade.  Some shade is recommended in zone 10.  Add a balanced, slow release fertilizer when planting, in early spring, and late summer for best results.  Elephant ears are hardy in zones 8-10.  Cooler climates can dig up the bulbs after the foliage begins to die back or plant in containers and move them inside in the winter to enjoy them year after year. 

Show off your great taste!  Order your very own Black Magic Elephant Ear today!

Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Grows in Zones 8, 9, 10
Indoor/Patio Hardiness Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade
Soil Type Fertile
Mature Height 4-5 Feet
Mature Width 4-5 Feet
Drought Tolerance Good
Fall Color Purple
Botanical Name Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic'

How To Care for your new Black Magic Elephant Ear

Black Magic Elephant Ear prefer moist soil.  In fact these plants can even grow in wet conditions and low ponds. These plants thrive in full sun to part shade.  Some shade is recommended in zone 10.  Add a balanced, slow release fertilizer in early spring and late summer for best growth.  When grown in containers, fertilizer 3 or 4 times per year.  

Elephant ears are hardy in zones 8-10.  Cooler climates can dig up the bulbs after the foliage begins to die back or plant in containers and move them inside in the winter to enjoy them year after year.  

Elephant ears are deer resistant.

 

Planting Directions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.

Step 3:

Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil.  Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.  

 

Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.

Step 5:

Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 1-2 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.

 

Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the shipping map below.  Please note that shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  

West coast orders on plants will be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex, UPS, or USPS.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when the carrier picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

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Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant! 

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Loved plant. Packaged very well.
July 9, 2017
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2 months ago
Great Plants
I Love my plants ship fast and safe very well packaged , recommend 5 star ..
June 8, 2017
Purchased
4 months ago
Just added described!
Awesome-Fabulous-Amazing!!!! Love,love,love it!!!
June 19, 2017
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3 months ago
BLACK MAGIC ELEPHANT EAR
I received my Elephant Ear plant 3 weeks ago, a little later than I had expected. Nevertheless, when it was delivered I was really impressed with how well it was packaged & the size of the plant. It was a beautiful dark leaved 2 foot tall healthy baby elephant ready for its place in my yard. Since planting it, it has done very well & is now starting to sprout a bunch of other baby ears already. Can't wait until it grows a little bigger but I am very happy with it so far. It really looks very striking between my 2 adult green ears. Love it, love it, love it!!!
July 17, 2017
Purchased
2 months ago
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I love Elephant Ears & wanted this one to compliment 2 others I have. The black color is very unique also which really attracted me.
Tracy W on Jun 23, 2017
Needed wider large leafed plant for tropical plant grouping on deck
CAROL R on May 21, 2017
I love Elephant Ears & wanted this one to compliment 2 others I have. The black color is very unique also which really attracted me.
Tracy W on Jun 23, 2017
Had them last year and they are awesome
Lisa A on May 24, 2017
Needed wider large leafed plant for tropical plant grouping on deck
CAROL R on May 21, 2017
Had them last year and they are awesome
Lisa A on May 24, 2017
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