A stunning taro plant is the Black Magic with its charcoal black leaves, it will create a tropical look to your pond. It grows to 2' - 3' tall and loves lots of fertilizer. They do well in hot, humid weather and will grow large leaves if not left in the hot afternoon sun. Full sun is not their preferred exposure so you should try and give it shade in the afternoon.
Taro plants make excellent plants for container gardening. Try combining a Black Magic with a Imperial Taro for a dramatic effect. Remember Taro plants can easily be brought indoors for the winter as a houseplant to be enjoyed all year.