Black Magic stem variancy

cmontrossJuly 8, 2007

Has anyone else noticed color variancy in the stem color on Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic'. My original plant has darker, charcoalish colored stems, while another I picked up this weekend has very red stems and another pot of smaller ones varied from reddish to yellowish. Now having said this the two pots I picked up this weekend at a local flea market-thing were not labeled as anything, but both have matte black ears that are fuzzy like mine. Also they look nothing like any of my other varieties. I haven't found other colored stem varieties with black ears.


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flicker(z8b LA)

I think the amount of light effects their color. The ones I grew in full sun were black all over. The ones on the porch are green leafed and pinkish-yellowish stemed. I should move them to more sun.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2007 at 12:08PM
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I was thinking the same thing, but just wanted to see if anyone had seen this.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2007 at 7:53AM
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garyfla_gw(10 Florida)

I think light is the main cause of the variance, There are several alocasias as well as hybrids using thet name.
I also find that they vary considerably between running water standing water and moist .Particularly the size of the leaves. The biggest ,darkest are in running water with full sun. gary

    Bookmark   July 11, 2007 at 6:34AM
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