Elephant ear stems. You can leave the tubers in the ground year round if you live in the plants hardiness zones. All of sudden one of the leaves instead of being stiff began to kind of droop instead of being straight out then i came home and the stem of that same leaf. Stems of my elephant ear plant broke all of the stems of my large elephant ear plant broke off while moving into house. The central stem is now completely brown and dry.
This is a new plant and i have about 6 big leaves. Performs best in sun or part shade in organically rich moist to wet soils. Large bulbous with rhizomes plant with large palm like leaves and thick spongy stalks. Tall 150 180 cm and 4 5 ft.
Some types such as colocasia esculenta can be potted in shallow water submerged during the summer around the edges of a pond for instance. They require regular watering. Screening the broad leaves and tall stems of elephant ears can be used to screen an unwanted view or define a space in your garden. Elephant ears love water and nutrients.
Indoor houseplant upright elephant ears can also be grown indoors as long the plants get enough light and water. Black stem elephant ear taro fontanesii elephant ears fontanesii grows up to 5 6 ft. If you live in a colder climate you can overwinter the dormant tubers indoors and replant them each spring. Elephant ear grows from tubers which send out roots and foliage when planted in a garden.
The thick spongy stems have a very mild grassy flavor. If your plant has any of the following elephant ear disease symptoms you may have a diseased colocasia. Amerique gorgeous unique 6 feet royal hawaiian elephant ear artificial plant with giant leaves uv protection feel real technology green 10900 109. Their attractive foliage can be an exciting feature all year round.
00 get it as soon as thu may 14. As far as how deep to plant elephant ear bulbs you should plant tubers fairly close to the soils surface perhaps two to four inches. Elephant ears are often grown for their huge robust foliage. Stems petioles are peeled then cut up to cook in fish soups and some stir frys.
The leaves are prone to several diseases which mar this ornamental appeal.