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Colocasia Tea Cup

Colocasia Tea Cup

Shiny green leaves with an upright habit, forming a teacup-like form which holds water.

This spectacular South Sea Island beauty makes an excellent tall screen or corner planting. Can also be used as a showy tub plant. Enjoy their unique color all summer long in your shady garden or in patio containers. If not in zones 8-10, dig and store in a cool, dry, frost-free location.
  • Hardiness Zones 3-10
  • Mature Height 5 - 6 feet
  • Bloom Time Foliage from June till first frost
  • Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade

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Botanical Name: Colocasia esculenta 'Tea Cup'


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Product Details

  • Restricted States US:

    AE AK GU HI PR
  • Botanical Name :

    Colocasia esculenta 'Tea Cup'
  • Ship As :

    Bare Root
  • Size :

    7-9"
  • Lift In Fall:

    3-8
  • Suggested Uses:

    Borders, Container Gardening, Water Garden, Shade Garden
  • Flower Form :

    Insignificant spathes
  • Foliage Type :

    Large, shiny green leaves with an upright habit, forming a tea cup-like form which holds water
  • Mature Spread :

    36 - 60 inches
  • Spacing:

    36 - 60 inches

Growing Tips

  • Planting Instructions :

    2 - 4" below soil level. Keep well watered. It is best to mulch if not grown in standing water.
  • Soil Moisture :

    Deep, moisture-retentive soils. They are heavy feeders.
  • Will Tolerate :

    Acidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Wet Soil, Sandy Soil
  • Pruning Instructions :

    None
  • Winter Care :

    Lift in fall if you live in zones 3-8 for winter storage. Replant the following spring after frosts are over.
  • Planting Depth :

    2 - 4" deep
  • Watering Requirements :

    Prefers moist soil. Do not let soil dry out, so water enough that soil keeps moist.
  • Fertilization Requirements :

    Once or twice per year during the growing season
  • Special Care :

    Not needed

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K. Van Bourgondien & Sons, Inc. times its shipments from Holland so that bulbs arrive at the proper planting time (depending on climatic conditions) for each area of North America.

We take advance reservations, and then just as soon as the crops are harvested, our staff of K. Van Bourgondien & Sons, Inc. experts makes an on-the-spot selection of the finest bulbs available to fill those reservations.

We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedules.



Fall Shipping Schedule
Zones Product First Ship Date Last Order Date
All Zones Bulbs, Perennials September 18, 2017 December 11, 2017
All Zones Amaryllis and Paperwhites October 9, 2017 December 26, 2017
3-7A German Iris, Fall Crocus, Colchicum August 14, 2017 October 27, 2017
7B-10B German Iris, Fall Crocus, Colchicum August 21, 2017 October 27, 2017


In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via USPS or FedEx.

Shipping Note:

Orders for gift certificates will be shipped immediately.

Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship any plant items from late June through August. General merchandise will be shipped with your plant order.

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Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

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Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.


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