|Common Name||Black Sapphire elephant ear|
|Size||4-6' tall by 4-6' wide|
|USDA hardiness Zones||8-11|
|Sun / Shade||Full sun / Part shade|
|Soil||Average garden soil|
|Moisture||Moist, but well-drained|
|Disease and Pests||None known|
|Landscape use||Containers, foundations, mass plantings, urban gardens|
|Market appeal / Uniqueness||The perfect selection for the middle to back of any mixed border, Black Sapphire Gecko shines with it's incredibly dark, satin finish leaves.|
|Propagation Methods||tissue culture, divisions|
Angela and Linda’s Garden Notes:
What do Geckos and Elephant Ears have in common?
- They both like warm climates
- There are numerous species to choose from
- Most of them have appealing colors
- They range in size from very small, to quite large
From Kentucky born tropical plant breeder Brian Williams of Brian’s Botanicals, we bring you this new stunning, black leaved elephant ear. The perfect selection for the back of a garden bed, Black Sapphire Gecko stands tall above most of the other elephant ears in the series, with amazing, black, satin leaves that seem to change their look, depending on the way the light dances across their foliage. Dark stems support nice, tight clumps, and show off the maroon-colored undersides of the leaves. Whether you use it as a backdrop for shorter varieties, or as a specimen up front and center, this is a Gecko worthy of attention!
Buy the plants online HERE!