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Q.Elephant ear plants

Zone Allerton, IA 50008 | rat_hut added on October 22, 2017 | Answered

I have them in a huge pot and wonder if I can cut them back and store in the basement in the pot?

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Answered on October 22, 2017

If this is a green variety of standard elephant ear, than you can do this. If this is purple alocasia, then I do not recommend taking its leaves off. I will include articles for both.

Elephant ear: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/elephant-ear/growing-elephant-ear-plants.htm

Alocasia: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/alocasia-plant/growing-african-mask-plant.htm

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