'Coffee Cups' elephant's ear

Colocasia esculenta 'Coffee Cups'

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of Andy Cabe, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
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'Coffee Cups' elephant's ear (Colocasia esculenta 'Coffee Cups')
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Genus:  Colocasia
'Coffee Cups' is an unusual and relatively recent introduction. It has nearly black stems and  cup-shaped leaves. 'Coffee Cups' is a vigorous grower, and, with a height of 6 feet, it's a good choice for the back part of a border. -Andy Cabe, Regional Picks: Southeast, Fine Gardening issue #120
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Black stems; cup-shaped foliage; quick growth.
Care:  Provide full sun and moist, organic soil.
Propagation:  Divide in winter or early spring.
Problems:  Aphids, whiteflies, spider mites, soft rot, bacterial blight, corm and root rot, dasheen mosaic virus.

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Fast Grower,
Invasive/Aggressive Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Bulbs

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