Colocasia ‘Black Sapphire Gecko’ PPAF

Amazing, black leaves on dark maroon stems

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!

 

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