from plant and seeps liquid from it. Do I cut it off or cut it back more for plant to grow ?
Make sure your plants are getting enough humidity and the proper light. For stems that hang away, you can cut them back at the base of the plant.
I seem to have a abundance of bulbs (i know, their not bulbs, but I can spell bulb) can they be kept in dry storage for a whole year and not planted Thank you
Yes, but do expect some of them to die after that period. This will help you to store them properly:
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.
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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They have been stored in lawn bags with moss and soil over winter. I want to pot them to get a head start for outside planting
Here is information on how to plant your bulbs.
I am starting elephant ear bulbs for the first time. I watched a YouTube video and it looked like they only planted the bulb about 1/2 to 2/3 in the potting mix, so that is what I did. Now I am wondering if I should have planted them deeper, and if it will hurt to replant them. I live in Ontario Canada, so starting outside is not an option. My plan was to move them outside in the same pots after the last chance of frost in late May.
Elephant ears should be planted 2 to 3 inches deep, blunt end down, in rich, organic potting soil. Since you've already planted them, try adding a couple of inches of soil on top of the bulbs.
I usually cut my elephant ears off at ground level in the fall, however last year I did not do that in one bed where I have about 5. Will they still come back this year and be ok?
If your elephant ears in zone 7 usually come back after winter, letting the foliage die back in fall should not affect their ability to return. However, a freezing winter can kill the bulbs. They usually are only hardy in zones 9 and above so I'm surprised yours come back, unless you mulch really well.
Frost hit our elephant ears as they were coming thru the ground. Should I cut them off at the ground level or just let them grown?
I would let them continue on! If they happen to wither back to the ground, then you can cut them. Otherwise, there is no need to take any action.
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