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Sun kissed, rippled, black shiny leaves

Colocasia Black Ripple

Deeply puckered, shiny black leaves are supported by strong, near-black stems on a bushy yet compact plant.

This is one hard working, sexy elephant ear.  The first time we saw Black Ripple (formerly known as 'Puckered Up')  in the trial fields, we were blown away by the number of stems and leaves, the sheen and the amazingly puckered foliage.  This is one of the most impressive colocasias released in a long time.  The light plays off of each pucker to make the foliage look a lot like a shiny turtle shell. The habit is rather compact, with many stems, so this one will make a lovely presentation in any retail setting in a one, two or three gallon pot.

This plant is sold exclusively through the Sunset® and Southern Living® plant brands in the U.S.

Please note: We don't sell plants. Asking your local retailer or googling the plant name is the easiest way to find someone selling our plants.

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Who Am I?

  • Common Name

    Black Ripple taro
  • Botanical Name

    Colocasia 'Black Ripple' PP26151
  • Type

  • Bloom Time


Cultural Details

  • Bloom Time

  • Size

    3-4' tall by 3-4' wide
  • Hardiness Zone

  • Light

    Part Sun - prefers afternoon shade
  • Soil

    Average garden soil
  • Moisture

    Moist, but well drained and not too soggy
  • Disease & Pests

    None known
  • Landscape Use

    Foundation plantings, mass plantings, commercial landscapes, front or middle of the border, urban gardens, containers
  • Propagation

    Tissue Culture