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‘Coffee Cups’ elephant’s ear

Colocasia esculenta ‘Coffee Cups’

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‘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 #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

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