Elephant Ear Bulbs - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by yukonoz
April 15, 1998
I have elephant ear bulbs I want to plant, how can you tell which end goes down?

Answer from NGA
April 15, 1998
It is difficult to tell isn't it? It takes a little bit of investigation and honestly, guesswork. Look at the tuber, one end should have a little more "hairiness" to it. That is the end that down towards the ground. Also, one end may be slightly more tapered/pointy. That end goes up. If you really can't tell, plant the bulb sideways--the roots will find their way down, the shoots up.

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