Return to the Aroid Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Colocasia Esculenta 'black Magic'

Posted by bleudolphin Zone 8 Oregon (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 18, 07 at 1:55

I saw one of these at the store and I would really like to find out how to grow them. The tag did not give very much information. All it said was shade. I have not been able to find very much information. Most of my yard is full sun. Not much shade, maybe a few hours a day. Is it possible to get them to grow? Or do they really need complete shade. Thanks for your help

Jody


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Colocasia Esculenta 'black Magic'

Jodi,

I've grown Black Magic in a large pot for two years. Mine gets about 6 hrs full sun a day.

It's a real water hog under these conditions - I've put it on a drip system so I don't have to water twice a day. This year it was set back a little because it wilted badly early in July while I was out of town and the drip system failed. But it's still beautiful..

Good luck!

Gerry

Here is a link that might be useful: Black Magic


 o
RE: Colocasia Esculenta 'black Magic'

They do much better in sun, not shade. And yes, they love water, they can be grown as aquatic plants or set into a pot without drainage holes and the soil kept like mud. Many cannas can be grown this way too.


 o
RE: Colocasia Esculenta 'black Magic'

When I first got mine it said to grow it in shade too. Not a good idea! In the shade it will lose all that lovely 'blackness'. Full sun, lots of water, lots of heat, lots of fertilizer. The more it gets the bigger it grows.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Aroid Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here