Colocasia Painted Black Gecko PP27,733


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With leaves being the most important ornamental trait of Colocasias, the dark-black leaves of Painted Black Gecko?PP27,733 are certain to grab your attention! 3-4′ clumps catch and reflect the light with a shimmering iridescence, offering a unique look between the black tops and the undersides of the leaves, which vary from maroon to gray in color. A moderate grower, Painted Gecko is easy to find a spot for, and can be used anywhere you would plant Caladiums for that contrasting color only elephant ears can offer.
Common Name: Painted Black Gecko Taro
Size: 3-4′ tall by 3-4′ wide
USDA Hardiness Zones: 8-11
Sun/Shade: Full sun/Part shade
Soil: Average garden soil
Moisture: Moist, well-drained, not too soggy
Disease and Pests: None known
Landscape Use: Foundation plantings, mass plantings, commercial landscapes, front or middle of the border, urban gardens, containers

Additional information

Pot Size:

4 – 4.5" pot

USDA Hardiness Zone:

7-10 zone Hardier if mulched in winter


3-5 feet


3-5 feet

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun to part shade

Water Requirements:

Regular watering to bog or aquatic situations


Hybrid by Brian Williams