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Colocasia Tea Cup

Unique, Cup-Shaped Foliage

  • SKU: 73716
  • Zones: 3-10
  • Height: 5 - 6 feet
  • Shade Requirement: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Bloom Time: Foliage from June till first frost
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Colocasia Tea Cup

Description
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'
Product Details
  • Botanical NameColocasia esculenta 'Tea Cup'
  • Ships As7-9" BULB
  • Lift In Fall3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Height5 - 6 feet
  • Spacing36 - 60 inches
  • Spread36 - 60 inches
  • Light RequirementsFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • Foliage TypeLarge, shiny green leaves with an upright habit, forming a tea cup-like form which holds water
  • Bloom TimeFoliage from June till first frost
  • Flower FormInsignificant spathes
  • Soil RequirementsDeep, moisture-retentive soils. They are heavy feeders.
  • Growth RateFast
  • PruningNone
  • Winter CareLift in fall if you live in zones 3-8 for winter storage. Replant the following spring after frosts are over.
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Zones3-10
  • Planting Instructions2 - 4" below soil level. Keep well watered. It is best to mulch if not grown in standing water.
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Plants, fertilizer and other supplies* will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

*Fertilizer and other supplies ordered separately are typically shipped within 5 business days.

**Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August

Zone Annuals & Tropicals
Zones 1-4B 5/2/16 - 6/10/16
Zone 5A 5/2/16 - 6/10/16
Zone 5B 5/2/16 - 6/10/16
Zone 6A 5/2/16 - 6/10/16
Zone 6B 5/2/16 - 6/10/16
Zones 7A, 7B 4/4/16 - 6/10/16
Zone 8A 4/4/16 - 6/10/16
Zone 8B 4/4/16 - 6/10/16
Zones 9A-10 4/4/16 - 6/10/16
Last Order Date 6/6/2016



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