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Q.The Leaves On My Elephant Ears Turn Black On Edges Then Die. Do You Know Why ? I Give Them Water Twice Per Week.

Zone 27858 | Anonymous added on August 13, 2021 | Answered

I water them well twice per week. I fertilized with miracle grow when I planted them. Also, w have had a lot of rain this summer. But I don’t water them if it has rained.

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Answered on August 30, 2021

Unfortunately, your photo did not come through. It sounds like overwatering, though. Instead of watering on schedule, watering should be done as the soil dries, completely, down to about 2 inches, then watered deeply.

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