Elephant Ears - Knowledgebase Question

Belleville, Il
Question by shawnecooper
July 22, 2010
I love Elephant Ears and had huge ones in my house in NY but I can't seem to grow any here in IL. None will grow from bulbs and young ones I've bought die. Any advice?


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Answer from NGA
July 22, 2010

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How disappointing for you! I start my elephant ear bulbs/tubers indoors in May or June and set them outside (in containers) in June or July. They like warm temperatures, bright light but no direct afternoon sunshine, and rich, well draining soils. Try getting the bulbs as early in the growing season as possible and starting them indoors. I think you'll have success this next time around. Hope so!

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