Black Magic Eranthemum


Type: Plants

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Pseuderanthemum nigrum


Acanthaceae (Acanthus family)




Nigrum Eranthemum is erect, open shrub, the stems sparsely branched unless pinched out at intervals when young. A rich mass of purple foliage adds an elegant dimension to the garden. Wonderful for contrasting with green or gold-foliage plants. Prefers some shade in hot climates. A great accent plant for containers on the porch or patio.  The flowers of Black magic are borne on upright spikes. The 4-petaled white flower has a magenta throat, spreading outwards into speckles and dots.

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between watering.


Morning Sun & Evening shade. If grown in filtered light, leaves get larger and darker.

Potting Mix

Any good potting mix. Use a container with good drainage.


Fertilize Yellow Vien False plant a couple of times a year (at minimum) to keep it happy. You can fertilize more frequently, if you wish, especially if you grow it in a bright spot. Use any houseplant fertilizer

Landscape Uses

Containers / Planters, Garden Pond, Landscape Beds, Outdoor Living Areas


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