‘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 CharacteristicsBlack stems; cup-shaped foliage; quick growth.
CareProvide full sun and moist, organic soil.
PropagationDivide in winter or early spring.
ProblemsAphids, whiteflies, spider mites, soft rot, bacterial blight, corm and root rot, dasheen mosaic virus.
- Genus : Colocasia
- Zones : 10, 11, 8, 9
- Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
- Plant Width : 3 to 6 feet
- Plant Type : Bulbs
- Uses : Containers
- Growth Rate : Fast
- Light : Full Sun
- Maintenance : Low
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Characteristics : Showy Foliage
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest