Plant Care Mouse Cup

Mouse Cup

4.0 out of 5 (2 experiences)

Mouse Cup has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Mouse Cup has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet

Also known as

Mickey Mouse Taro, Mickey Mouse Taro, Pocket Plant and Mouse-cup Taro


Xanthosoma sagittifolium 'Variegatum Monstrosum'

How to care for Mouse Cup


How often to water your Mouse Cup

Water needs for Mouse Cup
0.5 cups
every 9

Mouse Cup needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Mouse Cup

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Mickey Mouse Taro in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Mouse Cup: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Mouse Cup may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Mouse Cup in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Mouse Cup

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Mouse Cup: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Mouse Cup after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Mouse Cup

Mouse Cup

Mouse Cup

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Mouse Cup has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Mouse Cup has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Mouse Cup has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Mouse Cup has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
@PearlyBird avatar
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 552 XP
globe Rochester, NY

Its a beautiful plant but I’ve had it for four days and it appears to be attracting the ire of all the cardinal winds simultaneously. This dumbass plant has everything wrong with it all of the time.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Browns easily Browns easily
@owenwist avatar
leaf-1 29 Plants
xp 684 XP
globe Deposit, NY

Super interesting, grows quickly, big roots

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower

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