Tea Cup Elephant Ear - Colocasia esculenta
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At their largest size, the upturned leaves of the Tea Cup can collect up to an entire cup of water. When the stems can no longer hold the weight, they droop and spill the water out. The leaves then return to an upright position where they can begin collecting water again. The contrasting purple veins and unique, upturned leaves make the Tea Cup a great showpiece for your garden. If your plant doesn't look just like the picture, give it a little time to grow up. Elephant ears' attributes become even more defined when they mature.
• Average mature height: 4-6 feet
• Light: Part shade
• Soil: Prefers plenty of water. Does well in boggy areas.
• Zones: 7b-10
A baby plant, that is 3-8 inches tall, will arrive at your home in a 3-inch-deep pot. Then, raise your new baby to maturity under your caring, green thumb.
Questions or Problems?
We have shipped thousands of plants safely to their destinations; however, please send us a picture of your plant(s) within 48 hours of arrival if you have any questions or problems. We can then assess for our Live Delivery Guarantee.
Many sellers ship elephant ear rhizomes without leaves, but we have found a way to successfully ship with leaves. However, on occasion a leaf is damaged during shipping or some leaves die. No fear! The rhizome is still alive and healthy and will grow new leaves relatively quickly. Just repot and trim off any damaged or dead leaves.
In the winter, this plant generally loses its leaves and may arrive bare to you. This is totally normal and actually very healthy. Like hibernation, dormancy is an important part of the growing cycle when plants are strengthening their root systems instead of focusing on creating new growth. They are still healthy, viable plants that will begin growing new leaves in spring with more light and warmer temperatures during the day and night.
Make your Alocasias and Colocasias thrive with Wellspring Gardens' premium water-soluble Elephant Ear Fuel! Once a week, use a one-gallon watering can and the amount of fuel specified below. Your elephant ears will thank you.
• Indoor potted plants: 1/4 teaspoon
• Outdoor potted plants: 1/2 teaspoon
• Outdoor landscape plants: 1 teaspoon
Cold Weather Shipping
We don’t advise shipping in freezing temperatures. Please ensure temperature lows in your area aren't under 35℉ when you order. If they are that low, just email us and we will be happy to hold your order. Also, make sure to track your package closely and retrieve it as soon as it arrives. We insulate packages bound for cold destinations. We do not, however, use heat packs.
- Plants range from 3-8 inches tall in 3-inch-deep pots
- Orders fulfilled within 1-3 business days
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