Elephant Ear Plants
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Elephant Ear with 5 seed pods in different stages!

Zone Cincinnati, Ohio 45040 | LauranTom added on June 13, 2018 | Answered

We have an Alocasia Elephant Ear that has been in my family for 3 generations. It has "bloomed" multiple times over the last few years for us. My mother's generation never got even 1 bloom. Now, the most mature plant has 5 "bloom" at once! There are no new leaves coming out though. Have you ever heard of such a thing? What should we do? We don't need the seeds as we already have multiple plantings. We would like any information about this though that you may have. Thank you! I can send photos if you would like. Laura

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on June 14, 2018

The leaves are being sacrificed for the seed pods. I would remove the seed pods.
What an amazing heirloom!
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/alocasia-plant/elephant-ear-seed-pods.htm

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LauranTom
Answered on June 15, 2018

Thank you! I thought as much. It has been such a neat thing to have this plant to keep through the generations. Means a lot to me that my husband now takes great care of it! He enjoys seeing just how large it can get. Will cut them back now.

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