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Diamond Head Elephant Ear

(Listing for Plant Only, Shop Pots and Planters)

Exotic | Special | Unique

This plant has the very unusual quality of having pitch black leaves when it gets enough sunlight! It's a staggeringly different look for a plant, and it makes for a wonderful addition to any collection.

The leaves of this plant are absolutely enormous, growing up to a foot wide! For best coloration and size results, the most important factors are sunlight and water - this plant needs lots of light and bog-like conditions.

Lighting: Bright, direct light.

Water: Likes to be kept wet. Water whenever the soil starts to dry. Like any plant, however, don't let this plant sit in standing water for too long - the water needs to drain out.

Soil/Potting: Plant in a well draining soil in a container with a drainage hole and made of slightly porous material like ceramic or sealed concrete. Repot annually or when plant exhibits discoloration without the presence of any mis-watering habits.

Fertilize: Monthly with bacterial inoculant recommended for steady growth and to promote richer coloration in the foliage.

Temperature: Room temp (55-85 degrees is ideal), protect from harsh fluctuations in temperature particularly in the winter

Toxicity: Toxic if ingested, keep away from pets and young children.

 

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