Coffee Cups Cause Trouble Again

I featured this particular elephant ear last year.

At that time it was planted beside one of the fish ponds.

I was thrilled with its placement until its cupped leaves filled up with

caterpillar poop from the oaks above.

Thus the post entitled “Coffee Cups Caterpillar Crapper.

https://floweralley.org/2017/08/19/coffee-cups-caterpillar-crapper/

Later in the season, the leaves filled up with tiny acorns, then falling leaves.

I considered the oak tree above to be the issue,

so this year I moved it to the front of the house.

Today’s heavy rains from hurricane Michael filled the cups with water.

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The plant fell over onto its Mojito elephant ear neighbor,

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which flopped over onto the giant Frydek elephant ear cluster.

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We had ourselves an elephant ear avalanche.

Colocasia leaves are supposed to tip and dump water,

not hold it until the whole plant flops over.

This domino disaster has ruined my prized  Mojito.

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Where can this plant go where it won’t cause any more trouble?

Hmmmmmm?

Coffee Cup Colocasia compost.

FLOWER

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