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Q.Elephant Ear Plant – Leaves yellow at edges

Zone 75219 | gigicoco added on August 14, 2018 | Answered

I put the plant by my front door in the summer. It comes back after winter for the last 2 years. The edges turn yellow on the older leaves. I thought at first it was scorching but the young leaves in the back with limited sun are turning yellow too. Any ideas on what I can give it to stop this yellow-edge?

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Answered on August 14, 2018

This is a type of fungal infection. This can be controlled by replacing 1/4 of the water in your container with peroxide when you water next time. This will only take 1 application.

Make sure that you only water when the top 2 inches of soil are completely dry. If it is still moist when you water again, then it can cause this issue.

Although these plants are suited for water, they will not be suited for water in a container. The water will go stagnant and cause an infection.

This article will help you with tips on the care of these plants indoors: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/elephant-ear/growing-elephant-ears-indoors.htm

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