Tea Cup Taro | Colocasia Ensculenta
Taro “Tea Cup” (Colocasia Ensculenta) pond plant is very unusual. When planted in the sun the leaves will illuminate the leaf tissue around the dark purple veins. It has unique cup like leaves that hold themselves very upright in an inverted cup like pose. The leaves will fill up with water & then tip over and pour it out. 'Tea Cup' can put on a spectacular show. Will do best in a modest size container, warm water above 65 and warmer summer nights for best growth. Fertilize monthly. Bring inside and treat as a normal house plant with only moist soil in south facing window for winter in cold zones. Can overwinter in a pond zones 8-11. Full sun to Part Sun. Can grow 3 feet + in the south. Less north.
Height: 2' to 4' - Spread: 12" to 24" Wide
Water Depth: Moist soil or water up to 1" deep (Maximum water depth is for mature bog plants)
Hardiness Zone: 8-11
CANNOT BE SHIPPED TO CALIFORNIA OR ARIZONA
Taro “Tea Cup” (Colocasia Ensculenta) is restricted in HI and cannot be shipped into the state