Elephant Ear Plants
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Is it possible to propagate Elephant ear bulbs by cutting them in half?

Zone Lewes DE 19958 zone 7b | tritzert added on October 15, 2018 | Answered

In years past, when I dig up colocassia tubers at the end of the growing season, I am mindful to care for the bulb offshoots. In a discussion with a neighbor, he suggested the idea of cutting the bulbs in half as a type of propagation. Is this approach likely to be successful?

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BushDoctor
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Answered on October 16, 2018

This is a very common practice, in fact! This article will help you to do this properly: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/elephant-ear/dividing-elephant-ears.htm

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