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Colocasia Black Stem

Colocasia Black Stem

Calocasia esculenta 'Fontanesii'


Bulb
Item # 27637
Available Feb 17, 2020 to open plant zones. View schedule.
$21.95
Buy 3+ at $19.95 ea
Buy 6+ at $17.95 ea
Primarily grown for its spectacular foliage, Colocasia esculenta 'Fontanesii' is commonly known as Black Stem Elephant Ear. It is a frost tender perennial with large, heart shaped, blue green leaves adorned with dark green veins and a shiny black cast. They sit atop striking purple-black leaf stalks. The leaves of Colocasia point dramatically toward the ground. Small flowers of pale yellow are infrequently produced in the summer but are charming nonetheless. Strong and fast growing this Elephant Ear is a hassle free plant that makes an unforgettable focal point and brings distinct tropical flare to the landscape, water garden, or even a large container.

Note: These bulbs are dry cooled to ensure the highest industry standards. Each bulb variety has a particular start time in order to meet specific cooling requirements so that when growers receive the bulbs they are ready for an 8 week pot chilling process and growers do not have to endure a cooling process themselves.