Tea Cup Taro or Teacup Taro is a statuesque and stately plant in the landscape or in containers on your deck or patio! Beautifully shaped, glossy, green leaves are 'cup' shaped and look so very pretty! Tea cup Taro puts on a show rain or shine--Purple veining is spectacular when sun is shining through the leaves and cup shaped leaves fill up and pour out water when it is raining! Simply delightful! Tender bulbs can be planted in the landscape or in pots, using heavy loam soil, to add beauty to any area of your water garden feature. Glossy, dark-green, heart shaped leaves are showy! May be planted in containers and submerged in the pond and makes an excellent focal point! Tea Cup Taro can grow to 6 tall!
Height Grows 4 - 6 feet tall
Width 2 - 3 foot spread, over the summer months
Sunlight Requirements Part sun to part shade or full shade
Moisture Requirements Moist soil in the terrestrial garden or up to an inch of water over the top of the pot in the pond
Fertilize Once a month, June through August (Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabbs in the pond)
Zone Hardy in zones 7 - 10b
Plant this lovely specimen in rich, moist, loamy soil after all danger of frost has passed. If planting in mass, space them 1 foot apart. If planting in containers for the pond, use heavy loam soil with some clay and submerge pot with up to 1 inch of water above the soil in the container. Grows well in part sun, part shade or full shade. In the north, lift bulbs after first light frost, remove foliage and remove excess soil from bulb, gently clean bulbs with water and allow to air dry in a well ventilated area outdoors for a week or two. Store bulbs in a cool, dark, dry area, indoors until spring, plant once all danger of frost has passed.