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 Caladium’s for that contrasting color only elephant ears can offer.
Colocasia Painted Black Gecko PP27,733 has shown to be one of the cold hardiest black Colocasia plants I grow. I have had several out for 6 years now. These are mulched well in fall and return in the spring.
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