Colocasia esculenta 'Black Marble'
10th September 2005
These wonderful leaves photograph well, but when growing it is very like 'Black Magic'. In the winter
these Colocasias slowly fade as start to decay and collapse. These black leaved forms seem to
be more resistant to cold than the green ones, but the difference is slight.
In a good year they will last in part until the new growth starts in may or june. In a bad year the
leaves are gone by december, and in that case the tubers are best stored dry until the weather warms up.
12th September 2006
9th September 2007
A sport from Colocasia esculenta 'Burgundy Stem' from Agri-starts in Florida. My plant has more black and less green than their promotional material shows, but
mottled variegations are usually rather variable.
17th August 2008
Surprisingly this one hasn't prospered with me as well as 'Black Magic', which is supposed to be the troublesome one!