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Colocasia Tea Cup

Unique, Cup-Shaped Foliage
An elephant ear with a sophisticated new look. Great for height interest, growing 5–6' tall on sleek, dark stems. The foliage is the most stunning part, shiny green leaves show in stylish contrast against dark, near-black veining—the coloration becomes even more stunning when the sunlight hits. These leaves grow upright, and form into a distinctive cup-shape. When it rains, this shape makes an extraordinary display. The leaves and stems are strong enough that the cup actually fills with water. Once it gets heavy enough, the stem to arches over and pours it out, then springs back to collect more rainfall—like a natural water feature! This elephant ear loves the water, you can even grow it in a pot submerged in a pond. It's easy and fast growing plant, useful in the shade garden and borders. It also makes an exquisite display in a patio pot. Deer tend not to bother this variety. Colocasia esculenta 'Tea Cup'
  • Zone 3-10
  • Height 5 - 6 feet
  • Bloom Time Foliage from June till first frost
  • Light Requirements Full Sun, Partial Shade

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  • Botanical Name:

    Colocasia esculenta 'Tea Cup'

  • Height: 5 - 6 feet
  • Ship As: 7-9" BULB
  • Lift In Fall: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Spacing: 36 - 60 inches
  • Spread: 36 - 60 inches
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Foliage Type: Large, shiny green leaves with an upright habit, forming a tea cup-like form which holds water
  • Bloom Time: Foliage from June till first frost
  • Flower Form: Insignificant spathes
  • Planting Instructions: 2 - 4" below soil level. Keep well watered. It is best to mulch if not grown in standing water.
  • Soil Requirements: Deep, moisture-retentive soils. They are heavy feeders.
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Pruning: None
  • Winter Care: Lift in fall if you live in zones 3-8 for winter storage. Replant the following spring after frosts are over.
  • Unable to ship to: AE AK GU HI PR

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