Elephant Ear Plants
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some soft spots on elephant ear bulb,will it grow?

Zone Arkansas City Ks | Anonymous added on March 22, 2020 | Answered

Noticed some soft spots on my elephant ear blub, will it go ahead and grow.

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on March 24, 2020

If the mushy spot is at the top of the bulb where the plant will emerge, it's okay to gently remove the softened spot with a clean blade, treat it with neem oil or a fungicide and let it dry out a bit. If the mushy spot is on other parts of the bulb, it should probably be disposed of. Here's an article that may be helpful:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/bgen/flower-bulb-shelf-life.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/elephant-ear/growing-elephant-ear-plants.htm

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