Elephant Ear Plants
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elephant ear mjito

Anonymous added on September 15, 2015 | Answered

Since it is getting colder here in Iowa, I dug up my elephant ears out of the pot they were growing in. It wasn't easy and I was trying to be very careful not to damage the bulbs. On one plant, only half of the bulb remained. On the Mjito elephant ear, I couldn't find the actual bulb; it was only a tight knot of fine roots. Both plants were very healthy the whole time they were in the pot. I suspect that neither plant will survive being stored since the bulbs appear to be damaged or gone. What happened to my bulbs? Do you think they could be saved?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on September 17, 2015

Any tubers that are damaged likely will not survive.

Here is a link with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/elephant-ear/storing-elephant-ear-bulbs.htm

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