Colocasia esculenta ‘Tea Cup’



Hardiness Zones:

 10a  10b  11  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

An elephant ear with a sophisticated 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.

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Best grown in fertile, humusy, organically rich, medium to wet soils in part shade or filtered sun. When growing plants in garden soils, provide regular moisture, especially during dry summer periods, and do not allow soils to dry out. Plants may also be grown as pond marginals in up to 6″ of standing water. Plants produce prodigious amounts of growth and appreciate regular fertilization during the growing season. Site plants in locations protected from strong winds.

Additional information

Botanical Name

Colocasia esculenta 'Tea Cup'


3 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

10a, 10b, 11, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-sun, Sun




to 5 ft.

Soil Condition

Average to Wet Soils

Water Needs




Foliage Color

Green with dark veining

Deer Resistant


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