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uaskigyrl

Urban gardener, amateur cook, lover of life, suffering from a severe case of wanderlust. Zone 7. Follow my Shenanigans at www.thekitchencoven.com

Colocasia esculenta syn. Colocasia antiquorum

  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2020
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uaskigyrl

I think I messed up! I repotted my elephant ear & I don't think it liked it 😭

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lesliecole49

I'll bet it'll come around

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heatherdirtyhands

Give him some time to sort himself out. If not maybe put him back

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uaskigyrl

@heatherdirtyhands @lesliecole49 ya, I think I'm gonna lose the leaves but won't lose the bulbs. We'll see. I didn't realize he was so root bound so I cut off a bit too many roots from the root ball

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heatherdirtyhands

Oh well that explains it...hell be fine just give him time before u chop him all off. Hes just a bit droopy from the change thats all. He should perk up soon honestly. Especially if he isnt in less light.

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heatherdirtyhands

Also do u live in a place that he has to come in in the winter or does he stay outside all the time

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uaskigyrl

@heatherdirtyhands I have to bring him in in the winter. It gets too cold. He won't totally die over winter but I like the fullness of keeping him in

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lesliecole49

My comment disappeared! Belindah, Elephant ears drop leaves all the time. At the same time, it should be growing new ones. I have 3 pots and there are always a couple dead leaves hanging down. I have pulled the corn like a dahlia tuber during the winters but this year I think I'll tuck it in a corner of my garage and mulch the pot. The corm is about as big as its pot so next year its going in the ground! @heatherdirtyhands

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2019
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uaskigyrl

This #elephantear started from one bulb. It's on its second year & I've "killed" it every fall (I forget to bring it in before first frost; MD can be tricky) & it's still getting ginormous! #urbangarden #containergarden #urbanpatio #urbanforest #containergardening #urbangardening

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lesliecole49

Aren't they incredible? From one bulb mine has grown so large in two years it's warping the 20" pot I put it in. If I can dig a bug enough hole, I'm planting it this year.

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Susanandsteve

My sister lives in Port Republic, MD

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KariSamuel

Wait. This is one bulb?? Is it the size of a basketball?

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uaskigyrl

@KariSamuel no! The 1 bulb I bought was the size of a softball!

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2018
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uaskigyrl

I can't believe this guy came from one bulb! I thought i killed him last year when i didn't bring him in early enough & he got caught in a freeze snap. I guess the bulb didn't die! Never give up on a plant! #urbangarden #urbangardening #containergarden #containergardening #elephantear

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2018
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uaskigyrl

My elephant ear has split!

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2017
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uaskigyrl

I've been MIA for a bit. I had to go home to Phoenix to help my mom with her surgery. Came home to a lovely elephant ear with 3 leaves now!

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moore.794

Place your pot in a saucer to keep evenly wet. Will not get leaf damage from under watering. EE can be grown in a pond with up to 8 inches of water. Large bulbs will rot if just.placed in water but do best with saucer full. I use a saucer because i bring in for winter and keep with occasional water will lose leaves if not enough lite

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susieg

Love colocasia 👌

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lovestogarden

I 🙏 your mother is doing good now. It is nice you were able to help her. ❤

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uaskigyrl

@lovestogarden she's doing much better. She had to get surgery on her rotator cuff. Thank you for asking!

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lovestogarden

Both my prarents had that. Make sure she does her PT. It makes everything better. ❤

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2017
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uaskigyrl

One elephant ear leaf down, several more to go! #urbangardening #elephantear #green

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2017
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uaskigyrl

So, this is cool. My first elephant ear leaf is about to open! I'm sure it'll take a couple more weeks but this is exciting for me!

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christeentranchina

I think it will be quicker than that hehe. I give it 2 days.

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uaskigyrl

@christeentranchina I hope so! It's taken forever to get to this point! Lol

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christeentranchina

Waiting for them as well as caladium seems to take a while. But, once the breakthrough the ground it goes fast!!!

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