Planting Elephant Ears - Knowledgebase Question

Kill Devil Hills, NC
Question by Yota1
March 3, 1998
What is the best location for elephant ears? i.e., sunny, shady, etc.?


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Answer from NGA
March 3, 1998

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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, just make sure the soil doesn't stay wet. Be sure to dig the tubers up 4 wks. before the last frost and store over the winter in a cool, dark, dry location (garage, crawlspace, toolshed, etc.)

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