Colocasia esculenta var. 'Black Marble' is a very decorative tropical marginal plant used in the water garden trade. This taro is in the elephant ear group and displays colorful large leaves that resemble an elephant's ear. Colocasia esculenta var. 'Black Marble' has large leaves that are maroon to gray in color with numerous darker spots throughout creating a beautiful pattern. This taro was selected as a sport from Colocasia esculenta var. 'Black Magic' by Florida Aquatic Nurseries, named and first offered for sale in the early 90's. Black Marble Taro is easy to grow and makes a great addition to any water garden.
- Common Name: Black marble taro
- Use: Tropical Marginal
- Flower Color: White
- Leaf Color: Gray/Green/Maroon
- Height: 4-5’
- Hardiness Zone: 9-11
- Native To: Asia
- Available As: 2” and 4” pots
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