Black Coral Colocasia
Black Coral Colocasia
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Outstanding Bold Accent Black Coral Colocasia

  • Intensely Dark Foliage Looks Very Showy
  • Huge, Downturned Leaves Add Sculptural Element
  • Prominent Veins and Textured Surface Look Strong
  • Excellent Backdrop or "Thriller" in Containers
  • Perennial Zones 11 - 7
  • Grow as an Annual in Zones 3 - 6
  • Can Lift and Overwinter Corm
  • Survives Moist Soil for Water's Edge
  • Grow in Full Sun or Partial Shade

Enjoy this dramatic Elephant Ear's foliage plant for an incredible display! Showy purple-black leaves emerge from the center and cascade downward.

A single leaf of Black Coral Colocasia (Colocasia esculenta 'Black Coral' PP# 23896) can grow to two feet long! And although the coloration is deep and dark...they are glossy jet black and catch available light in partially-shaded areas.

Plant them in damp areas, including along the edge of a water feature. Black Coral Colocasia can also be kept in oversized containers to jazz up a balcony.

The supersized leaves are held on strong stems. With their interesting arrow shape and long stalks, the leaves catch the breeze to bend and sway in an energetic dance.

And although tender Black Coral Colocasia is not hardy in cold winters, it can still be enjoyed further north. Choose to grow it for a single season as an effective annual plant.

Or, gardeners in Zones 3 - 6 can get many years of joy from a single plant. Simply dig and lift the corm each fall, bringing it indoors to overwinter in a cool, dry location and replanting in spring.

Tropical good looks and stunningly easy care requirements make Black Coral Colocasia an excellent choice for a perennial backdrop in Zones 7 - 11. They tolerate wet soils, which is a very useful trait.

Contrast their delicious depth with the bold hues of Cannova® Yellow Canna. Or, place them at the feet of a pale boulder as a focal point in a Zen Garden.

Be inspired with the intensity of Royal Hawaiian Black Coral Colocasia. Where will you use it this season?

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Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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Black Coral Colocasia Is Suited to Grow in Zones 7-12, Annual in all Zones
Growing Zones 7-12, Annual in all Zones
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Colocasia esculenta 'Black Coral'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 4 feet
Mature Spread 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Type Tolerates Wet Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Deep Purple-Black
Pollinator Friendly Yes
When To Prune Late Autumn
Fragrant No