In my experience Elephant Ear plants have been pretty easy to grow from bulb, a medium maintenance plant when in a pot and low maintenance when in ground. The bulbs are often referred to as Taro and are sold in many exotic grocery stores as an edible root. (If you plan to eat this plant please do your research first. I have never consumed this plant and am not suggesting that you do)
Is there anything prettier than seeing those big ear shaped leaves in the garden? When there’s a slight breeze they move back n forth as if shaking their heads no. I’ve been growing Elephant Ears for over 5 years and I think everyone should add them to their gardens
I purchased new bigger bulbs this year and saved bulbs from last year. I used regular potting soil to start them indoors. I watered them when the soil was mostly dry.
Once it was warm enough I moved them to a shaded part of the garden until they were acclimated enough to repot or plant in ground. Keeping them in part shade seems to be the ticket to great growth.
Planted in ground or in a pot I make sure I keep them moist but not soggy. So in pots I water every other day and in ground I water every 2-3 days.
I don’t fertilize the Elephant Ear plants in ground. I do however fertilize my potted Elephant Ears weekly with fish emulsion.
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