Elephant's Ear (Colocasia 'Black Ripple') in the Elephant Ears (Colocasia) Database

Also sold as:
'Puckered Up'

Elephant Ears
Heredity: Hybrid
Country of Origin: USA
Hybridizer or Originator: Brian Paul Williams

Data specific to Elephant Ears (Colocasia) (Edit)
Plant habit: Clumping
Plant height: Medium (20-40 inches)
Tall (>40 inches)
Leaf base: Peltate
Leaf form: Bullate (quilted)
Leaf surface (top of leaf): Glossy
Leaf color (top of leaf): Blackish
Leaf main veins color (top of leaf): Blackish
Petiole color: Purple

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Plant Height: 3 to 4 feet
Plant Spread: 3 to 4 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Leaves are deeply puckered and are dark chocolate in color - some have a purplish cast
Flower Time: Other: Seasonal
Underground structures: Tuber
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Toxicity: Other: All parts of plant contain calcium oxalate crystals, an irritant to the mouth and esophagus. Toxic to cats and dogs.
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Remove seed from berry which contains chemicals that inhibit germination.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Offsets
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP26,151
Goes Dormant

Colocasia Black Ripple

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Monstera curled non-glossy leaves by SophieW Nov 30, 2019 2:13 PM 14
How about a METALLIC plant thread? Show your metallic! by Gina1960 Jun 24, 2019 5:29 AM 18
Black leaved Colocasia by eclayne Sep 17, 2015 4:24 AM 4
Let's talk about elephant ears! by Swayback Oct 3, 2020 3:19 PM 1,010

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