Coffee Cup (Colocasia or Elephant Ear) Plants

In keeping with the Good Shepherd tradition of serving coffee to show hospitality, the Landscape Committee planted Coffee Cup plants in the parking lot and entry way pots. These plants will eventually make a very tall clump of glossy olive green leaves with a dark purple-black stem. The unique feature is the leaf cupping (see photos below). As the leaf fills with water, the stem gives enough for the leaf to dump out the water into the pot. Coffee Cup plants originated in Indonesia and require full sun and medium moisture for maximum growth.