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Name: TT
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hiyall
Jun 10, 2020 8:22 PM CST
Hi Y'all!

A nice co worker said I can take the elephant Ears home! I know nothing about planting and growing them!

They look healthy! I hope my habits keep them healthy! Helpful hints appreciated!

We live on the Gulf Coast!

Thanks!
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Jun 13, 2020 12:39 AM CST
Sorry for the delay! Put them in a sunny window with a lot of sun for indoors and if you put them outdoors, plant them where they will get morning sun and shady evening.
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Name: Lynda Horn
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gardenfish
Jun 13, 2020 12:46 AM CST
Hi, TT, in your location EEs can be left in the ground over the winter. Some folks still dig them in the fall, let them fry, and store in a dry, cool place stored in pest or newspaper. They are ok in the ground here, but EEs have a habit of hearing themselves out of the ground after several years, so last fall I dug mine and stood them. I replanted this spring when the ground warmed up and they are doing great. If grown in the ground they will get much larger than if grown in pots. From the size of the leaves, in your pic, it looks like you got one of the large ones.
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Name: TT
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hiyall
Jun 13, 2020 10:27 AM CST
Thanks Y'all! I need to get busy this weekend and get them planted !

Also, how much moisture do they like in soil? I have areas that are dry or around AC unit is more moist.
If in pot, how often to water them?

Thanks!
Name: Lynda Horn
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gardenfish
Jun 13, 2020 12:52 PM CST
They like their water! Some articles you read about them actually recommend growing them on the banks of ponds. I do have some in pots, and I keep them moist. The ones in the ground can get a little dryer. By the AC is great! I have my little shade garden, mostly hostas and ferns, planted by the out pipe for my AC. Seldom, if ever have to water in the summer.
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Name: TT
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hiyall
Jun 13, 2020 2:44 PM CST
Thanks Luke & Lynda! Thumbs up

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