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kountrykitten
Moscow, TN
(Zone 7a)

May 13, 2013
12:23 PM

Post #9519204

I planted this elephant ear 2-3 years ago and was wondering if with this root-ball showing like it is if it will be ok? Last year it did great and had huge tall leaves and it will probably do the same this year however the concern is there Thanks for your help
KK

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queens
Richmond, CA

September 18, 2013
11:26 PM

Post #9663671

When my elephant ears roots formed above ground like that, I carefully separated them and planted them I have about 10 large plants around my court yard and in front of my house. I also, have several pots with small elephant ears growing.
purpleinopp
Opp, AL
(Zone 8b)

September 22, 2013
6:31 AM

Post #9666861

Absolutely, each spot producing foliage is a separate bulb, though they may be 'stuck' together. Covering with a big pile of leaves would be an alternative for now, once frost defoliates it.

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