I looked it up and it says it's rare for elephant ears to produce these.
This article says too it is rare for elephant ears to produce a seed pod. You can plant the seed, but you are better off planting the offsets to propagate, rather than planting the seeds.
I don't know what is going on with my plants. I have done everything to keep them doing good and now this is happening to them? I have use Copper Fungicide spray on them 7 dust and Bonide Bug & Slug Killer thinking something is eating on them don't know what to do now can you help please
This looks to be related to thick, or wet soils. These conditions can suffocate roots. Along with applying copper fungicides according to all label instructions, I would recommend making sure that the top 1 or 2 inches has a chance to dry out, completely, between waterings. If your soil is very thick, you may want to let it dry out even further.
If you cannot let it dry out, you can try digging out a portion of the plant and growing it in container, with good potting mix and compost mixed in.
Too much light can cause this, but the area looks to have some shade, at least.
Lack of humidity will be a concern. This will be mitigated by growing them as a houseplant, and misting them, often.
These articles will help:
It's normal, but not everyone gets flowers and seed pods. Here is more:
I live in NJ outside Philadelphia. My neighbor gave me two elephant ear bulbs to plant. They have been in my garden all summer, and have stayed relatively small. I’d like to know if instead of cutting back the foliage and digging up the bulbs and winterizing them, can I keep them as is and pot them and winter them in my all enclosed sunroom as foliage plants? I’d like to eventually keep them on my deck in pots. Thank you for any experience and/or advice you can give me.
I grow them outside all the time but I am in z8 in Texas with normally mild winters. The following blog may be of interest. I ran into it last week from Longfield Gardens in Lakewood, NJ
I have done this prior at a different residence they came back twice as big I did mulching well I did fertilize them through the winter
Wait till after the first frost to dig them up. Here is how:
was a 2” long worm in it. Gross!
Likely, it was a type of caterpillar or borer, rather than a worm.
Hi there / G’day I live in Perth Western Australia which is a Mediterranean climate, we never have frost even though we have quite cold winters. I grow Elephant Ear plants but ours are a tropical variety and do not have the large bulbs as ours are like a tubular variety with actual roots and their leaves are nowhere near as large as yours in the United States. When they grow they send babies up which I dig down, then pull up and plant separately with roots intact. So my question is, can I purchase one or maybe two of these bulbs of the HUGE Elephant Ears ones so I can grow them over here in Western Australia and if so how do I go about buying it/them. Regards Steve Fletcher
We do not offer plants for sale, or information on where to purchase them. We only offer information on their growth and care, unfortunately. You could try local nurseries, or online nurseries.
They would, certainly, grow in your area as long as you can provide proper watering and conditions for them, though.
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