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Q.Elephant ears

Zone 74135-4173 | Anonymous added on August 3, 2018 | Answered

My Elephant ears are lying on the ground. They looked healthy one minute and within an hour were on the ground?? I have been watering them as it has been hot here, they are planted in the shade/partial shade.

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Answered on August 4, 2018

Elephant ears should grow well in partial shade - 4 hours of direct sunlight daily. Are any of the leaves damaged? I've seen animals sit in the middle of large plants to get out of the sun. The soil needs to be moist at root level. The plant doesn't care if the top 3 inches are moist; it needs moisture where the roots are. I would use a trowel to dig down below the bulb and check moisture at that level. With such large leaves and hot weather, they need lots of water. Checking 6-8 inches down is the only way to know if they have enough.

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