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Q.Elephant ear leaf turning brown and yellow

Zone 28409 | Caperain added on July 7, 2019 | Answered

Elephant ear plant is now in it’s 4th year. Leaves are turning yellow and brown then curling. What can I do to treat it? We are on the east coast lower North Carolina zone 8. The only thing new is I have begun to deposit my chicken hay in front of the plants. Could it be too much moisture?

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Answered on July 7, 2019

This appears to be a fungal infection, and could be some nutrient burn as well! Chicken manure will be quite strong uncomposted. I would remove the hay and treat with a fungicide.

This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/using-fungicides-in-garden.htm

Alternatively, treating with DOLOMITIC LIME and WETTABLE SULFUR will help alleviate infections as well.

This article will give you more information on the plant: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/elephant-ear/growing-elephant-ear-plants.htm

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