Thailand Gigantea advice

Oquawka, IL(Zone 5a)

I would like to get one of these but I'm not sure what to do to keep it alive through the winter. I live in zone 5, so it has to be stored inside. My question is, does it have to stay in a pot or is this the type of elephant ear that can be dug up and stored in a cool, dry place?


noonamah, Australia

Check out this thread:

There's a few people there from cold climates discussing what they do.

Oquawka, IL(Zone 5a)

Thanks for the link! Still a little confused on over wintering, but if I lose it I'll just look at it as an annual. I've spent more on hanging baskets that are tossed at the end of the season!

(Zone 9a)

I would just withhold watering so the soil dries and the leaves die off, then store the bulb in a cool dry place.

Summerville, SC(Zone 8a)

I grow mine in a large pot and store it in the utility room in winter which doesn't get below 40 degrees - the utility room also has lights on a timer for other large plants like the papyrus that won't fit in the greenhouse. I started watering it sparingly again about a week ago. I'll increase the amount of water every week until it's safe to take it outside and leave it for the growing season.

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