Elephant Ear Plants
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Can you grow an Elephant Ear plant in a huge pot?

Zone Foley, AL 36535 Zone 8 | rosekellypass added on September 16, 2019 | Answered

Someone gave me a small (now) Elephant Ear plant. Can I grow this in a huge pot?

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BushDoctor
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Answered on September 17, 2019

Depending on which type of elephant year, you may want to start small. Some elephant ears, like Alocasia, grow very slowly. A large container would potentially promote rot and overwatering in this case.

If this is a Colocasia type, then a large container would not be a bad idea, as long as it was a fast growing cultivar.

Either way, it is usually best to start small, and pot up to a container only 1 or 2 inches larger on all sides each time you pot up.

These articles will help you to care for the most common two types of Elephant Ear:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/alocasia-plant/growing-african-mask-plant.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/elephant-ear/growing-elephant-ears-indoors.htm

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