Elephant Ear Plants
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I overwatered the elephant ears.

Zone 78411 | gigidregs added on August 15, 2019 | Answered

I cut off the yellowed leaves and left the green stems and any green leaves. Some of those are partially yellow. Should I remove the partially yellowed leaves also. Will leaving just a partial plant, will they ever come back?

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    gigidregs
    Answered on August 16, 2019

    Very helpful........I had wondered if just cutting off the yellow would be of any benefit so, that is what I will try. I seem to have a habit of loving my plants to death but, with the temperature being over 100 for weeks and no rain, I thought I was being helpful this time. Thank you for your answer.

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    MichiganDot
    Answered on August 15, 2019

    If the yellow is unattractive, cut off just the yellow portion. A sick plant needs all the photosynthesis it can muster. Photosynthesis comes from green leaves (chlorophyl). The answer to 'will it come back' depends on whether the tuber or roots have rotted and how long the plant had green leaves before the over-watering took place. I might be tempted to remove the plant and change to drier soil. If mushy roots are encountered, remove these. If the tuber is mush, it is time to buy a new one.
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/.../elephant-ear/growing-elephant-ear- plants.htm

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