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Q.How Deep Do I Plant Elephant Ear Bulbs When Starting Inside?

Zone Fergus, Ontario Canada N1M 3V9 | Anonymous added on March 28, 2022 | Answered

I am starting elephant ear bulbs for the first time. I watched a YouTube video and it looked like they only planted the bulb about 1/2 to 2/3 in the potting mix, so that is what I did. Now I am wondering if I should have planted them deeper, and if it will hurt to replant them. I live in Ontario Canada, so starting outside is not an option. My plan was to move them outside in the same pots after the last chance of frost in late May.

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Answered on March 30, 2022

Elephant ears should be planted 2 to 3 inches deep, blunt end down, in rich, organic potting soil. Since you've already planted them, try adding a couple of inches of soil on top of the bulbs.



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