‘Black Ripple’ Colocasia

‘Black Ripple’ Colocasia

Colocasia 'Black Ripple' PPAF

We’re in awe at the way light bounces off of each rippled leaf of this captivating Elephant ear, leaving a bold, reflective sheen. Given the slightest movement of air, dark-maroon undersides add yet another element of intrigue, supported by near-black stems. ‘Black Ripple’ is equally effective as a container plant on a sunny patio.

Bloom/Feature

Puckered, dark chocolate leaves on strong, nearly-black stems

Plant Type

New IntroductionsPerennials

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

USDA Zones

8, 9, 10, 11

Zone Detail

10°F

Key Features

Clumping Habit, Wet Areas, Year-Round Interest

Use

Accent, Container

Exposure

Full Sun

Water

High

Soil Type

Tolerates most native soils

Fertilizer

Feed throughout growing season

Dimensions

3-4' H x 3-4' W

Pruning

Remove dead leaves during growing season

Planting Instructions

  • water before planting
  • plant in Full Sun to Part Shade
  • dig hole 3X the width of pot,
  • backfill and plant 1"-2" above soil level
  • water and add more soil if needed
  • mulch plants
  • Feed throughout growing season