The Black Beauty is a compact elephant ear that grows 4 to 6 feet tall and wide. It has puckered, dark purple leaves and thick black stems. If your plant doesn't look just like the picture, give it a little time to grow up. Elephant ears' attributes become even more defined when they mature. Mature height: 4-6 feet, Light: 65%-73% shade. Likes high light. Zones 8 - 11. We grow only Tissue culture plants so guaranteed disease-free. Two free fertilizer spikes and growing instructions included with plants. Only one shipping charge of $10.95 for as many plants from our shop as you like. Healthy 12" plant shipped and growing fast.