Plumbea Nigra Alocasia
The stunning, 12-24" leaves have a metallic look and are so dark green that they appear black. Alocasia plumbea Nigra's leaves are held on strong, purple stems, creating a bold, dramatic and tropical look. Growing 3-5 ft. tall, this Elephant Ear provides a bold accent in the garden—or plant in a patio container. It grows best in partial to full shade. Because Elephant Ears are tender plants sensitive to the cold, they should be lifted in the fall in zones 3-8, and stored in a cool, dry, frost-free location. Deer tend to avoid.