transplanting elephant ear plants
I recently transplanted some elephant ears. Everything looked normal until about 4 hours after planting, then all of the plants drooped and are laying on the ground. Is this normal? Will they recover? I live in Northwest Florida and our weather has been warm and moist.
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Moving the Elephant Ear plants is best done in cooler weather or in the morning hours before the day heats up.
Cut the foliage down to about 4 inches in height.
Work in a circle about 10 to 12 inches from the base of the plant to dig up the bulb and not disturb the roots.
Dig a generous hole, but make sure you plant the bulb at the same depth that it was.
Water immediately and keep the soil moist, a layer of hardwood mulch will help with moisture retention.
I would backtrack with your plants and cut down the wilted stems.