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
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.
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
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.
Isn’t the taro root edible as in taro chips?
Elephant ears is a common name for similar looking tropical plants grown for their large, heart-shaped leaves. Taro is one of them and typically has smaller leaves than the elephant ears. Taro is used as a food crop in Hawaii, for example, as poi. It's very important to cook it properly. Here is more information:
Here is more information: