Plants do not need too much water over their roots. If planted with deep growing waterlilies etc make sure that the pots for this alocasia are raised and the plants do not submerge too much.
Plants spread quickly. They will more or less stay contained in the pots. So you can limit growth by limiting the size of the pot.
Repotting every 2nd or 3 rd year will keep plants looking healthy.
Colocasia esculenta is a tropical plant grown primarily for its edible corms, the root vegetables most commonly known as taro. It is believed to be one of the earliest cultivated plants.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Tea Cup Alocasia
|Maximum Reachable Height
||3.00 to 6.00 feet
||easy to grow
Planting and care
Colocasia esculenta isnÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™ ¢ÃƒÆ’ ¢Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã… ¡ ¬ÃƒÆ’ ¢Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã… ¾ ¢t just an ornamental plant either. In many places around the world, this species is grown as a food source. The roots, or tubers, of the plant have a potato-like consistency and can be cooked in a similar manner. Colocasia esculenta is known by many different nick names, including taro root, poi, potato of the tropics, eddo, djamandarrand and papachina.
Alocasia esculata var tea cup care
Grow in partial shade and humusy, moist or wet, slightly acidic soil. Taro can be grown in the ground or in a large aquatic container. Store dormant tubers in a dry, frost-free location.
||Full Sun to Partial Shade
||Medium to wet
||45ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã… ¡ ºF
||Apply any organic fertilizer
Alocasia esculata var tea cup special feature
Lends a large tropical look to gardens, water margins and large containers. Excellent as a specimen or in groups.
Alocasia esculata var tea cup uses
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
- One such plant is Colocasia esculenta Linn, commonly known as taro (English); aravi (Hindi) and alupam (Sanskrit)
- It is a tall and perennial herbaceous plant growing throughout India
- Colocasia esculenta Linn