Elephant Ear Plants

Inside Elephant Ear Plant

lynndiane2 added on January 5, 2017 | Answered

I have an indoor elephant ear plant which has been thriving inside for 6.5 years. The problem is with the ongoing loss of leaves. The stalk has become way too long, making the plant top-heavy and unstable. How do I remedy this situation in the easiest and best manner?

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Answered on January 6, 2017

Loss of leaves from a houseplant could be due to overwatering, underwatering, pest problems, light problems, or changes in the environment like the indoor temperature:

If a plant is not getting enough light, it may become "leggy" and top-heavy as it grows too tall in an attempt to find a light source. Increasing the amount of light your plant receives (from grow lights or sunnier windows) could help it produce more healthy leaves. After a few leaves have grown, you can prune back the tall stem.

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