Colocasia Black Runner

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Medium - Bright

When top quarter dry


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Colocasia Black Runner, aka Colocasia esculenta 'Black Runner', also commonly known as the Black Runner Elephant Ear, is a spectacular tropical plant that brings a lush, exotic vibe to any space. Its large, heart-shaped leaves are a deep purplish-black colour, often appearing metallic under specific lighting conditions. The dramatic contrast between the dark foliage and bright green stems creates a stunning visual effect, making it a true standout in any indoor or outdoor setting.

The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.

As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.

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Pro tips

The 'Black Runner' requires regular feeding during the growing season. Use a well-balanced, high-quality plant food, and be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions.

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Care Guide

How to take care of Colocasia Black Runner

They enjoy some direct sun, but they'll also do well in bright, indirect light. It is best to place this plant somewhere where it will receive some nice morning sun, or a couple hours of afternoon sun, and then indirect light the rest of the day.

They will thrive in bright light, but also can tolerate medium light. A good medium-light place in your home would be in the middle of a room that has a regular size window. They can be placed anywhere between the middle of the room and the window. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.

Allow the top quarter of the soil to dry before watering again. This usually takes about 3 - 4 days in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.

They like a high humidity environment, give them a mist daily or as often as possible. Alternatively, you can put them around a humidifier. Although they won't die if they don't receive enough humidity, their leaves may have some dry, crunchy, or yellow edges.

This plant is moderately toxic and can cause some adverse reactions when ingested so it is best to not let your pets eat it, which we advise for all plants in general. The severity of the reaction will depend on how much of the plant is ingested but, if you know your pet typically does not eat your plants, this plant will be suitable for your home.

Plant Bio

About Colocasia Black Runner

Botanical Name: Colocasia esculenta 'Black Runner'

Colocasia esculenta 'Black Runner'

Common Name: Black Runner Elephant Ear

Black Runner Elephant Ear

Origin: Tropical Asia

Tropical Asia

Introducing the Colocasia Black Runner, an audacious and visually striking houseplant that stands as a testament to embracing difference and thriving with individuality.

The Colocasia Black Runner, with its unconventional black leaves, is a stark contrast to the typical green foliage that adorns most houseplants. The unique, almost black colour of its leaves not only contributes to its standout aesthetic but also serves as a metaphor for the importance of valuing and celebrating differences.

This plant loves a humid environment and thrives in indirect light. Its ability to flourish in these conditions can serve as a powerful reminder that we, too, can grow in places where we least expect, as long as the environment nurtures our unique needs.

When it comes to watering, the Colocasia Black Runner prefers consistent moisture, reflecting the necessity of consistent care and attention for growth and development in our own lives.

As it matures, this plant will grow larger and spread wider, echoing the power of growth and expansion in our personal journeys.

Bring the Colocasia Black Runner into your home. It’s not just a plant; it's a symbol of individuality, the celebration of differences, and the ability to thrive in unique conditions. Let it serve as a constant reminder that our growth and prosperity are inherently tied to embracing our unique selves.

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