Black Taro New release Alocasia nigrescens

Spectacular purple-black corrugated, arrowhead shape, leaves on tall dark stems with a tidy and clumping habit. Excellent for use in water gardens, water edges and bogs.

Adds with abundance to that tropical look and tolerates heat and humidity well.

Plant in well drained soil in gardens, large containers or shallow water. Ensure a constant supply of water.

Grade Height Indication Price Available Order
3.5 litre pot 60cm $24.50 40
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  • Requires afternoon shade, prefers filtered sunlight.
  • Requires shade or bright filtered light with no direct sunlight.
  • Low wind tolerant.
  • Will manage a very light frost to -1C.
  • Grows to a height of 1 metres (approx).
  • Perfect for screening or privacy.
  • Requires adequate moisture.
  • Manages coastal conditions well. Salt spray will cause minimal marking.
  • Tolerates swamp conditions.
  • Enjoys a sheltered courtyard situation for mature tree size.
  • Happy with life in a pot
  • Prefers a warm temperature.
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