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Elephant ear

When we dug up our elephant to store over winter, I expected a bulb but we got a mass of roots instead. Do I cut the roots to expose a bulb or do I leave it as it is over the winter? Thanks for your help.

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#1 Comment By JeffreyGardener On 12/21/2016 @ 3:15 pm

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: [1]

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