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columbiariver

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Colocasia esculenta syn. Colocasia antiquorum

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columbiariver

These are going to stay in the ground. Every weather forecast I've heard continues our new dry and warmer pattern for the winter. Saddens me, but life goes on. This will probably survive fine. 10.27.18

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ShelleySnyder

These look great!💘😍

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columbiariver

They are thriving here. I think it was a little too hot in august and September for them tho. I may move it in spring. I love having them/it in the ground. Thanks for the inspiration @shelleysnyder

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terrimclaughlin

@ShelleySnyder when I just saw it I said β€œThose look really great!!!!”🤗🤗😊💕

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columbiariver

Thank you my Texan friend. How's your momma? @terrimclaughlin

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ShelleySnyder

Just give them lots of water Laura and if they survived this year they should do fine next year!💘😍

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columbiariver

Are you taking your castor oil plants in? This one has done ok out here in the sunny garden the other is still potted up @shelleysnyder

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ShelleySnyder

I usually don't take them in Laura, I will sometimes collect the seed from the hairy balls so I have some but they start so easy I don't try to save them 😉 so it's up to you!💘😍

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columbiariver

I may as well bring the potted one inside then. Maybe it will get big as yours! @shelleysnyder

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ShelleySnyder

That I couldn't tell you!😄🤗💘😍

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kez001uk

Always remind me of gigantic morning glory leaves, the shape maybe

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Keely

That's fabulous are they hardy for you over there?💚💚💚

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columbiariver

They are similar. @kez001uk

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columbiariver

I'm going to see how they do over winter this year keely. I doubt that they'll make it, but I had it (one huge bulb) in a large pot and it wasn't happy. So I'm going to leave it. If it doesn't make it I'll get another. It was very inexpensive @keely

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Keely

Worth a try then, I'm leaving some dahlias n this year too, bit of a risk but I have spare tubers of the ones im leaving in so not a worry if they don't survive 😄

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terrimclaughlin

I think it’ll make it just cover it with a lot of mulch. For my zone and for my bougainvillea it’s recommended to put 3 inches thick of mulch all the way out to drip line but your elephant ears probably just real good alittle out from bulb. They look real good 🤗🤗😊💕

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lesliecole49

They almost always come back around here Laura. Our low temps are generally above 0 in the winter. Mines in a pot right now and I'll pull it this year but, next spring it's going in the ground.

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columbiariver

They like it in the ground better than a pot here. Growing like mad. It's pouring rain here this morning HURRAY! 🌧 β˜” 💖

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cyndi

Whoo hooo glad y'all are getting the rain

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ShelleySnyder

Wow!! They do grow much better in the ground don't they! We were supposed to get rain yesterday afternoon thru today and haven't gotten a drop! I guess that system missed us!😂💘😍

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columbiariver

Did you get it last week? Rained 48 hours here. So relieved. Things should be less likely to burn in case of fire @shelleysnyder

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ShelleySnyder

No! We got 2tenths of an inch last Saturday night and that's been it for me! Wow it seems to be going around us to you! Much needed !!😁💘😍

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columbiariver

You need it up there then! We'd been over 90 days or something totally NOT our real PNW weather. But we kept it under 100...mostly @shelleysnyder you'll get some. Sun's coming out now. Nice shower tho.

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ShelleySnyder

We do need some, but when it starts it doesn't seem to stop till next spring so I'm on the fence about wanting any!😂 I think we may have had 2 days it hit 100 or just over, I'm not positive but I know we tied the record for over 90° days, July was a hot one! I guess that's our new norm huh?🤔💘😍

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columbiariver

Going to be a big one! Not certain on the ID. Not sure what the tag meant by giant. We will have to wait and see. Got it at Walmart for $5 #giantelephantear

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ShelleySnyder

Oooh! Oooh! Oooh! I'm looking forward to seeing this one!!💘😍

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columbiariver

Me too! I love them since being in Gtags. They really make a statement don't they? I think I put it in a large enough pot to keep it in a couple of years. IDK... @ShelleySnyder

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ShelleySnyder

I certainly don't know about this one, but the ones I have, have an amazingly small root system. I had one in the same pot for 5 years and thought I should repot it and when I took it out it wasn't root bound yet!😲 Talk about shocked! So if it's a big pot I'm thinking you'll be fine!😁😍💘

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columbiariver

Still not happy with the id. But I don't want to add encyclopedia link until I see the foliage. Is taro different from elephant ear @ShelleySnyder

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ShelleySnyder

No, elephant ears is just a common name for it. But there is calocasia, and alocasia, I'm thinking you probably have calocasia tho, so I would wait if I were you 😉💘😍

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dvod88

@columbiariver I got the 3 to a pack Walmart elephant ears last year pretty sure just plain old calocasia. They love the heat and rain here in the South the corms about tripled in size and a ton of babies.

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columbiariver

I'm excited to try this Erick. I bet yours did great. I know that NC humidity. And I agree with you, it's calocasia. The sticker that was stapled onto this did say giant or jumbo, and it's a little bigger than a softball! I planted it up in a rather large pot so it has room to multiply. Bring on the calocasia! @dvod88

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