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Tea Cup Elephant Ear

Contrasting Colors Shine in Sunlight

  • SKU: 73716
  • Zones: 3-10
  • Height: 5 - 6 feet
  • Shade Requirement: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Bloom Time: Foliage from June till first frost
$14.99
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73716-Tea Cup Elephant Ear
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Tea Cup Elephant Ear

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.
Shipping

Shipping Information:

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.

ZONE  Tropicals 
1A-6B  4/29/19 - 6/7/19 
7A-10B  4/1/19 - 6/7/19 
 Last Order Date   June 3rd 



*Fertilizer and other supplies ordered apart from plant orders are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Other Notes:

We aim for your order to be in your hands at the ideal time to plant, every time. Our growers must anticipate their supply based on the season they expect. Our experts predict weather patterns as best they can to set suitable shipping windows for each growing zone. However, as any gardener knows, nature is not so predictable. The type of product you order, along with the weather in your area or ours, may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Based on the contents of your order, we always strive to ship the order complete and as early as possible. However, sometimes this may result in a delay of some items that are ready before others. Our customers have suggested that they would rather wait to receive their order as complete as possible. If you would like to receive part of your order ahead of time, please reach out to our customer service department and we can accommodate. Orders with large items may be shipped in more than one package. There is no extra charge if your order requires more than one package.

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