Elephant's Ear (Colocasia esculenta 'Painted Black Gecko') in the Elephant Ears (Colocasia) Database

Trade name information:
Series: Gecko
Cultivar name: 'Painted Black Gecko'
Common names:
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Elephant Ears
Country of Origin: USA
Hybridizer or Originator: Brian Paul Williams

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

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Plant Height: 2 to 4 feet (.6-1.2 m)
Plant Spread: 2 to 4 feet (.6-1.2 m)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
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: PPAF
Goes Dormant

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Black leaved Colocasia by eclayne Sep 17, 2015 4:24 AM 4

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