Black Coral is a lustrous Colocasia that sports large, purple-black foliage that shimmers in the sun. The undersides of the leaves have a beautiful deep, violet-mauve tone that contrasts well with the leaves’ darker tops. This Colocasia does nicely in well-draining soil, but it likes to be watered frequently. It does not overly enjoy the sun and grows best with morning sun and afternoon shade or under a canopy of trees where it will be supplied with bright, indirect light
Colocasia "Black Coral" PPAF
Water Requirements: Regular watering with quick drainage. They like water, but they do not want to stay wet. Let dry out in-between watering.
Sun Exposure: Part Sun to Shade– Does best with morning sun and afternoon shade. It will shrivel if it receives too much light, and its leaves will become very small.
Height: 3-4 ft.
Spacing: 24 in.
Hardiness: Zones 7-11
Danger: All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Propagation Methods: By dividing rhizomes, tubers, or bulbs