Elephant Ear Plants

Damaged Elephant Ear Stems

Zone Palm Bay Florida zones 9b / 10a | sheila B added on January 14, 2020 | Answered

When my husband pulled the plant out of the ground to transfer to a pot he damaged the stems. Is there any way to remove the stems so that I can save the plant? Thank you Sheila Benard

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Answered on January 14, 2020

If these are Colocasia, or the standard Elephant Ear that you would see just about everywhere- They will be just fine. You can snip off the leaves that are damaged. (They are notorious for taking root in the soil if not removed from the area.) Just keep them in moderate to bright light, and make sure the soil remains only slightly moist throughout the recovery period.

These articles will help you to care for these in container: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/elephant-ear/growing-elephant-ears-indoors.htm


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