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sushiwaitress

It's pretty much all lithops, all the time -- in excruciating detail. (I might have a problem.) Consider yourselves warned. NJ USA Zone 7a

Colocasia esculenta syn. Colocasia antiquorum

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sushiwaitress

DAMMIT DEER!! The day after my last photo I came out to find a freshly munched stalk. Good thing it's already making a new leaf. 😠 #elephantear #colocasia-esculenta #elephantears 18 June 2020

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cyndi

Bad deer not for you...

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sushiwaitress

Did some weeding this weekend. This leaf is about 6" long now. 15 June 2020 #elephantear #colocasia-esculenta #elephantears

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sushiwaitress

After a couple rainy days and then some days of warmth and sun, the #elephantears (ears, not tears) are finally coming up. It's mid June, so I'm not expecting them to get as big as last year because I put them in the ground three weeks late. But we'll see what happens. I'm so glad I didn't ruin them. 14 June 2020 #elephantear #colocasia #colocasia-esculenta

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cyndi

They can play catchup pretty fast.

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sushiwaitress

First #elephantear popping up. I put these in the ground so late. I hope i didn't kill them. This is one of the little bulblets that I couldn't think of a place for, so I stuck them at the edge of the driveway. #growbabygrow #colocasia-esculenta #taro #elephant-ear 11 June 2020

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cyndi

You didn't.. its gonna be fine.. how cold does your weather get there in winter?

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sushiwaitress

It freezes here. Zone 7a. But in the past few years it's been warmer. Snow here usually only lasts 2-3 days before it melts. @cyndi

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cyndi

As long as the soil doesn't freeze hard it should be safe in ground with mulching

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sushiwaitress

Today's job is to plant these bad boys. 25 May 2020 #elephantear #colocasia-esculenta #bulb

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brugman

😳 you’ve got a lot of elephant ears 👍

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sushiwaitress

Another monster #elephantear #bulb cluster now all cleaned off. Peeled away the remnants of the old leaves and ripped off the dry roots. All ready to be tucked back into the soil. 24 May 2020 #colocasia-esculenta

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docthrill

Big ones, awesome 👏

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sushiwaitress

They came with the house. I feel like I ought to be a good steward for them. @docthrill

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docthrill

I’ll be watching for your results.

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sushiwaitress

This guy already knows it's spring, even though he had been in the dark basement for 5 months. 24 May 2020 #colocasia-esculenta #bulb #elephantear

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sushiwaitress

It's way past time to clean these off and plant them out again. They've been hibernating in the basement. #colocasia-esculenta #betterlatethannever #bulb #gigantic #elephantear #cluster 24 May 2020

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sushiwaitress

My huge #elephantear #corm has dried out a lot since I dug it up. It looks like dormant greenovia 😁 22 Jan 2020 #dormant #colocasia #colocasia-esculenta

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sushiwaitress

The other giant cluster of #elephantear #corm which I hauled to the basement last night. 12 Nov 2019

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sushiwaitress

I hope I did this right. I dug up my #elephantear #bulb before the snow and it's in my garage now, drying out a bit before I haul it to the basement. This one bulb cluster is about a foot in diameter. 10 Nov 2019 #elephant-ear #overwinter

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sushiwaitress

I hacked off the stems at the ground and felt like I was swinging a machete through the jungle. 9 Nov 2019 #taro #elephant-ear #elephantears #taroelephantears

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columbiariver

😂🤣

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sushiwaitress

These are the same #taroelephantears on 9 Nov after the first good frost. Time to dig 'em up! #elephant-ear #elephantears #taro

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sushiwaitress

This is me back on 14 Aug, the evening before hubby and I closed on our first house. I was so thrilled to see how HUGE the #elephantears had gotten. They're over 3 feet long! #taroelephantears

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columbiariver

Congratulations 🎉👏 This EE is incredible 🙌😍

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heatherdirtyhands

#turnbacktimetuesday

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telswirld

Impressive 😀

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