Aroids forum: Pretty little Teacups

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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
May 26, 2013 10:18 AM CST
Got this nice start of the Teacups from a friend. She just calls it "my teacups".

Can anyone please tell me if it is Alocasia, or Colocasia.

Can I plant it in my pond? Or would beside the pond work better? How big will it get?

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Elaine

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Name: Andrew
Arkansas (Zone 8a)
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Irrelephant
May 27, 2013 12:38 AM CST
Colocasia. If its roots have something to attach to, in the pond works. It will probably spread with floating plants all attached by adventitious roots. Scratch that. It WILL spread with floating plants.
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
May 27, 2013 6:51 AM CST
Ah, great info, thanks Andrew.

I think I'll have to pot it and keep it outside my tiny 3ft x 12ft pond then. Can't have it taking over!
Elaine

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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
May 28, 2013 3:28 PM CST

Plants Admin

Here's our DB entry 'Coffee Cups'. Looks great Elaine.
Evan
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
May 28, 2013 3:53 PM CST
Ah ha! Thanks Evan. I looked it up under Colocasia 'Tea Cups' and didn't find it.
Elaine

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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
May 28, 2013 5:33 PM CST

Plants Admin

Your welcome Elaine. Try again as Tea Cups should work.
Evan

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