elephant ear plant - Knowledgebase Question

Lancaster, CA (Zone 8A)
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Question by PBurmanLVN
May 1, 2007
What care does an elephant ear plant required? It's a house plant.

Answer from NGA
May 1, 2007
Because of their potential size, Elephant Ears plants are typically grown outdoors. The foliage of this evergreen perennial is quite dramatic. Leaves are arrow-shaped, 12 to 16 inches long, olive green with a metallic sheen. However, you can grow it indoors in a large pot. It is tropical in nature so prefers temperatures above 65 degrees Fahrenheit, lots of humidity and lots of water in the spring and summer; but only light watering in the winter. Provide a bright spot (direct sunshine is okay a few hours a day) and turn the plant periodically so it doesn't lean toward the light source.

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