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Jul 7, 2016 5:32 PM CST
Hi! I need help asap please. We planted our beautiful elephant ear plant from home depot a little less then 2 weeks ago. We were told it would go into shock for a few days but it gets worse everyday. It looks almost dead. Wilting over and browning. We just added some new soil to it to see if it helps...How can I revive this beautiful plant? Can someone please help. Thanks so much.
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Jul 7, 2016 5:46 PM CST
Welcome! Welcome! Did they tell you they love water, lots of water and then more water?? That could help.
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Jul 7, 2016 6:11 PM CST
Was it in full/part sun or indoors at HD? What sort of lighting is it in now? It looks sort of like it got sunburn. I would water, water, water and look for new leaf growth. Don't give up on it yet. It could just be shedding the older leaves to grow new ones and new roots.
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Jul 8, 2016 8:06 AM CST
Depending on your location, the growth might be better in shade - if you are looking for really big leaves.

Pics of "dirt" can be deceiving but it looks like a hole was dug then filled with something from a bag? If so, that can create difficulties for the roots because moisture will have difficulty moving evenly between the different types. The added soil could stay much more moist or dry than the surrounding soil.

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Jul 8, 2016 8:11 AM CST
Hi Jmarie416, Welcome! from me too!

You didn't give a location of where you live (what part of the country) but your EE looks like maybe it's getting too much sun and not enough water. Maybe you could rig up a shade cloth somehow to protect it from the direct, hot sun for a week or so until it acclimates more to it's new home? And, don't forget that most EE's love water!
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Jul 25, 2016 6:40 PM CST
I need to know if someone knows why my EE are loiking like this . This began to happen when the started painting the balconys of my apart.complex. I know i need to replant them in mixed soil dirt. Here in Dallas it is hot i mean H O T ! So my babies are going to ve planted where all the sun of the midnoon until 7-8 when the sun comes down so i know the need ALOT of water but with this heat i water my babies one to 2 times a day . morning and late afternoon. I have pics before and after . ( DESPERATELY )
Thanks in advance guys..
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Jul 25, 2016 7:29 PM CST


Amelia1971, welcome! Please start a separate thread rather than reply here to the question started by the original poster. That way your any replies will apply directly to your question. Thumbs up
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