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Asked by
Anonymous on
November 20, 2016

Q. Taro houseplant repotting

My taro is real tall. Can I cut the stalk off some and repot it? Will it form roots or just sit in the dirt and rot? I need to repot i,t as it is up to the ceiling.

Thank you, Jessie

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
November 21, 2016
Certified Expert
A.

You cannot root the stems of Elephant Ears.
The Elephant Ear plants are bulbs or tubers.

Most people grow Elephant Ears outdoors and then store the dormant plants and bulbs for winter, replanting in the spring.

Here are some links to help you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/elephant-ear/growing-dasheen-taro-plants.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/elephant-ear/growing-elephant-ear-plants.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/elephant-ear/growing-elephant-ears-indoors.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 23, 2018

Q. growing dry land taro in planter boxes in nanakuli hawaii

How to grow dry land taro in planter box? What are the steps,what size planter box is best for 8-10 lehua taro huli and what is best soil to use? This is my 1st time growing taro in my back yard and would appreciate any advice.

Mahalo for your time and patience,

MK

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 24, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

A taro plant requires a container approximately that can hold 4 to 5 gallons of soil to grow.
Use a good quality commercial potting mix with organic matter added as Taro is a heavy feeder.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/elephant-ear/growing-taro-root-for-food.htm

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