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Q.I have an elephant ear that was never planted.

Zone 46241 | Cmyster added on September 26, 2018 | Answered

It was bought by my lawn Care company and never planted. The boss give it to me because he was throwing it out. I would like to plant it in a nice big pot and put it inside under a light. Can I cut it back at the base and transplant it ?

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Answered on September 28, 2018

Get it some water right away if not re-potting today.

I wouldn't cut it back to the base, although it will probably grow out again if you do that. I would just prune off the drying leaves and leave some stem. There is a better chance of a quicker growth response, and that is important for survival at this time.

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