Elephant Ear Plants
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elephant ears leaves yellowing then browning

Zone I live in central Alabama | brendascroggins1951 added on June 2, 2015 | Answered

Why are elephant ears leaves yellowing then browning and dying? I bought the elephant ear plant for total sun area. Transplanted it in a larger pot and placed in the sun. Now the leaves (one at a time, seemingly) started yellowing, browning and finally dying.

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    shelley
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    Answered on June 2, 2015

    The first thing I would recommend is double-checking that the specific needs of the elephant ear plant are being met by reviewing the following articles:
    Tips For Growing Elephant Ear Plants:
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/elephant-ear/growing-elephant-ear-plants.htm
    How To Grow Elephant Ears Indoors
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/elephant-ear/growing-elephant-ears-indoors.htm

    Then, you will want to review the following article which discusses why plant leaves turn yellow - it will ask you to consider whether you are under or over-watering your plant, to examine your plant for insects, evaluate the lighting the plant receives, etc.

    Find Out Why Plant Leaves Turn Yellow:
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/plant-leaves-turn-yellow.htm

    Lastly, here is an article specific to the elephant ear plant regarding leaves with brown edges:
    Elephant Ear With Brown Edges: Why Do Elephant Ear Plants Get Brown On Edge:
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/elephant-ear/elephant-ear-brown-edges.htm

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