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Q.Should I Use A Stake And A Nylon Tie To Help My Elephant Ear Plant From Drooping Over?

Zone Asheville | Anonymous added on March 21, 2022 | Answered

With this plant I’ve noticed once it starts drooping downwards it would turn yellow and wither off. I was wondering if a stake could help them stay up since they are kind of heavy? I bottom water every Sunday and sometimes it lets me know it has too much water so I don’t think it’s a watering issue? Are there any other reasons why it’s doing this? The first time it happened another ear bloomed but recently another ear has withered away.

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Answered on March 23, 2022

It looks like you need a larger pot. I also think it may be getting too much water. Yellowing leaves is a good indicator. The soil should be rich and moist, but not wet. Let the top start to dry before watering again. Give the plant at least 1/2 day of full sun.

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