Regardless of the word ‘black’ in its name, the black elephant ear has dark purple foliage that is so dark, that it could be mistaken as black under the wrong lighting.
The Black Magic Plant, like other varieties of the Asian Taro, requires access to bright indirect light or shaded light. Full or direct sunlight is also advised for proper plant growth
Since its water needs range from average to high (depending on the season), It is therefore recommended that you water your elephant ears once or twice a week.
The Ideal soil needed by the Black Magic Colocasia Esculenta would be well-draining soil. You can decide to use either sand, loam, or clay, just ensure it is well-draining.
Although the Colocasia Esculenta plant is edible when prepared and cooked well, it does contain harmful oxalate crystals that if ingested raw or half-cooked, could lead to irritations.
When it comes to propagating the Esculenta Colocasia Black Magic plant, the best practice would be to propagate it through the division method.