Botanical Name: Alocasia 'Black Stem'
Depth: Place in a hole 2 times as wide and deep as the pot; plant top of root ball at soil surface, or simply repot in a larger container
Sun/Shade: shade to partial shade
Foliage: Leaves are lush shiny green on top and whitish with black veins underneath.
Flower Form: Insignificant spathes
Soil Requirements: Prefers aeratd soil containing bark, coarse perlite and peat moss.
Growth Rate: Fast one established, which takes approximately 4-6 weeks
Comments: A unique and exotic looking plant. Black Stem Elephant ear has striking ebony stalks leading up to lush shiny green leaves on top and whitish leaves with black veins underneath. Add a tropical touch to your landscape. Can be grown in containers in climates with colder winters.
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