winterizing - Knowledgebase Question

Brooklyn, NY
Question by stevenriva
September 5, 2005
HOw to winter over elephant ears?

Answer from NGA
September 5, 2005


You will need to bring them indoors for the winter. After a light frost kills the foliage, cut it back and gently dig it up. Wash it off and let it air dry in a warm place for several days. Then store in clean shavings or vermiculite or similar material in a paper bag or cardboard box in a dry cool place, about 50 degrees or so. Check periodically for rotting (too cold or too damp) or shriveling (to warm) and modify the storage accordingly. Good luck!

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