Elephant ear plant - Alocasia (Elephant's

Elephant Ears

Many species of this plant have the ability to heat the flowering spadix as the pollen becomes ready for fertilization.

After that, look at pictures of the different ones and see which ones are most pleasing to you.

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Bacterial leaf spot โ€” Just like it sounds, this microscopic bacteria causes little brown spots to appear on leaves.

How to Overwinter Elephant Ears Particularly for any Zone below 7a, overwintering indoors is recommended.

The flowers of Alocasia are a typical aroid type L with a white to green spathe surrounding a white or cream spadix LC, C and RC , and may be followed by globular berries containing several seeds R.

In Zones 8-10, you can grow it as a perennial; in colder areas, it's an outstanding annual.

How To Take Care of an Elephant Ear Plant

Insecticidal soap and some pesticides can help, though thrips are hard to control due to their rate of reproduction and slender shape.

Keep a close eye on your outdoor temperatures, as damage can occur below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

Putting them in mesh bags and tucking them in layers of peat moss is good storage method.

Elephant Ear: Plant Care & Growing Guide

Description: Keep a close eye on your outdoor temperatures, as damage can occur below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

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The leaves are edible, but they and all parts of the plant contain needle-like crystals of calcium oxalate which are a skin irritant, so they must be cooked first.
Elephant ear is an easy-care tropical that does best in hot, humid climates.

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    Plant the tubers about 2 to 3 inches (5-8 cm.) deep, blunt end down. Planting elephant ear bulbs indoors approximately eight weeks prior to the last frost date is also acceptable. If growing in pots use a rich, organic potting soil and plant them at the same depth. Harden off elephant ear plants for about a week prior to placing them outdoors.
    By: freecris|||||||||
    Dark-leaved elephant ear growing in a water garden. These tropical plants grow best in warm temperatures and high humidity. They may languish in Midwestern gardens until warm summer conditions begin, and they will also falter when temperatures drop below 50F for prolonged periods of time. Elephant ears pair well with other foliage plants.
    By: Dirizion|||||||||
    The Elephant Ear (Colocasia) is a tropical plant that grows up to 9 feet (2.7 m) tall and sprouts large, arrow-shaped leaves that resemble the ears on an elephant. To grow these stunning plants, plant the bulbs in the early spring with the right soil conditions. Care for them properly with frequent watering and fertilizing to watch them flourish.
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    Different elephant ear plants can have different leaf colors and shapes, so it can be fun to try several kinds together planted in interesting patterns. Other recommendations include ferns of contrasting colors, flowers like begonias, and foliage with smaller leaves like Coleus.
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    Description. Alocasia spp. is a genus of 80 species of tuberous, herbaceous perennials from the tropical regions of Asia where rainfall is plentiful. It grows best where annual daytime temperatures range from 68 to 77 degrees F., in a shaded site with well-drained, humus-rich, fertile loam, though it does tolerate a wide range of soil types.
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