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With their notable large leaves that are reminiscent of (you guessed it) elephant ears, there's no question as to why these plants are so popular. Learn how to grow and care for elephant ear plants in the garden as well as indoors in the articles that follow. Here you'll find tips on elephant ear care that includes all you need for growing healthy, happy plants.
Elephant ears are often grown for their huge, robust foliage. The leaves are prone to several diseases which mar this ornamental appeal. There are also diseases that can cause crown and root rot. If your plant has disease symptoms, this article can help.
Elephant ear plants are most often grown in cooler climates as an annual where they do not become a problem. However, in hot, humid, tropical locations, one little elephant ear plant can all too quickly become a mass of them. How do you get rid of elephant ears? Find out here.
Elephant ear division is useful to prevent overcrowding, produce more plants in a different location and enhance plant health. It is important to know when to divide elephant ears to avoid plant injury or poor performance. This article will help.
Another healthier option to the standard potato chip would be growing and harvesting your own taro roots and then turning them into chips. Want to find out how to grow and harvest taro in your own garden? This article will help get you started.
Elephant ears are one of those plants whose foliage receives double takes and oohs and aahs. There are different elephant ear plants in four genera available for growing in your landscape. Learn more about them in this article.
Do elephant ears affect nearby plants? There are no alleopathic properties in the corms, but this can be an invasive plant and the excessive size may pose problems for species that live under the giant foliage. Learn more in this article.
You probably have already heard of dasheen, just with a different name: taro. Check out this article for interesting dasheen plant info including what is dasheen good for and how to grow dasheen. Click here for more.
You can?t ask for more visual impact than the large leaved Colocasia, or elephant ear plant. That said, leaf browning on elephant ears is a common complaint. Why do elephant ear plants get brown on edge? Find out in this article.
Elephant ear plants are tropical plants grown from tubers or from rooted plants. The 3- to 5-foot tall plant is usually grown outdoors, but it is possible to grow elephant ears indoors too. Click here for more info.
Elephant ear plants are a fun and dramatic feature to add to your garden but they are not cold hardy. That said, you can dig up and store elephant ear bulbs for the winter. This article can help with that.