Was the foliage still attached so that you can identify it as elephants ear? Are the roots fleshy or fibrous? Normally you should get a tuber (a fleshy root--like a potato or sweet potato). Gently clean off as much soil as you can to make sure of what you have. Here is a guide to overwintering your elephant ears: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/elephant-ear/storing-elephant-ear-bulbs.htm
Answered on December 21, 2016
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