Elephant Ear Plants
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Elephant ears seeds

Zone Adelaide, Australia | Anonymous added on December 11, 2018 | Answered

Hi, I have elephant ear seed pods growing on my elephant ears. I have tried to google how to sow these seeds but it doesn't really tell me what to do after I take the pods off. I'm not sure if I have taken the pods off too early. I have attached a picture of what the pods look like after a week drying inside. I have a couple more pods on the tree but the top part (white flower) hasn't died yet. So when I take the pod off, how do I get the seeds out from each green pod? They are tiny! Thanks Candice

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    Downtoearthdigs
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    Answered on December 11, 2018

    Yes, these pods were taken off too early. This appears to be the elephant ear of the genus alocasia, or the mask plant. Although not a true elephant ear, it shares the same name. It is best to take them off after they have dried, fully, on the plant. After that, then you may remove them. and plant them as soon as possible. These seeds will not be viable, and you will have to wait until the next flower pod ripens to do this. Here is an article on how to do this: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/alocasia-plant/elephant-ear-seed-pods.htm

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