Colocasia esculenta 'TeaCup'
This is a very unique selection of the elephant ear plant has leaves that are partly folded to form a "V" where the petiole meets the leaf. This creates a concave cup-like leaf shape that will fill with water when it rains until the petioles bend under the weight and "pour" the liquid and then return to their original position to gather more water and repeat the pouring. The leaf veins are purple against the green leaves and make a striking appearance in the sunshine. The petioles can reach 5-6 ft tall. It grows quickly and thrives best in full to part sun and moist soil. It will even grow in saturated soil and as pond plants. (Potsize: 3 gallon)