The Q&A Archives: Elephant Ears

Question: How do I care for elephant ears?

Answer: Elephant ears (Colocasia esculenta) grow best in a site that is situated in partial shade to full shade with good drainage. They do like a steady supply of water during the summer to grow those gigantic ears, as long as the soil doesn't stay soggy. Be sure to dig the tubers up 4 wks. before the first frost and store over the winter in a cool, dark, dry location (garage, crawlspace, toolshed, etc.)

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