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SManley535
Oct 19, 2017 2:56 PM CST
I planted an elephant ear this past spring, but when I dug it up today(fall) there were three plants with roots but no bulb. What happened to the bulb? Will the plants overwinter inside?
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plantmanager
Oct 19, 2017 3:01 PM CST
Many critters will eat bulbs. It could be moles, voles, gophers, chipmunks, mice and rats or feral hogs, called Javelinas. You can plant them next year in metal mesh cages to help protect them.
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Christine
Oct 20, 2017 5:56 AM CST
SManley, Welcome! Check out this page, there's loads of info on EE's
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Young Harris, GA
SManley535
Oct 20, 2017 2:25 PM CST
SManley535 said:I planted an elephant ear this past spring, but when I dug it up today(fall) there were three plants with roots but no bulb. What happened to the bulb? Will the plants overwinter inside?
Young Harris, GA zone 6

My bulb was planted in a pot on my front porch. There were no animals that dug them up.
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plantmanager
Oct 20, 2017 2:31 PM CST
I have had bulbs dug out of pots on my porch, and the soil was smoothed over so well that I didn't know they were gone until I unpotted it and looked. No bulbs. Chipmunks and squirrels are really good at stealing bulbs.
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purpleinopp
Oct 22, 2017 6:21 AM CST
Hi & welcome! Do you know the botanical name of your elephant ears? Many plants share this nickname.
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