Colocasia esculenta var. antiquorum “Black Beauty”, has a darker leaf appearance than Colocasia esculenta var. antiquorum “Illustrius”.
“Black Beauty” was discovered by Brian Williams (Brian Botanicals), who grows among thousands of species of Colocasia esculenta. This plant has a different appearance, namely with the appearance of dark black leaves with green leaf veins, this plant is called “Black Beauty”.
This plant has been developed offspring and still follow the shape of the parent leaf. Therefore, this plant is also recognized as a variant of Colocasia esculenta.
The antiquorum variant “Black Beauty” has the same tough viability as other Colocasia esculenta. Able to live almost anywhere, live in watery places such as ponds, or dry. Actually like the shade, but in the sun, the black color on the leaves will appear more perfect.