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Elephant Ears

Posted by Jake on 26 January, 2009


Earlier this week I saw Wal-mart finally put out thier bulbs for sale. I say finally because I am usually impatient for stores to put these out. In Kentucky they come out in February right before Valentine’s Day. Anyway, I have been missing my Elephant Ear’s that I left in Kentucky. I decided to buy a pack of three bulbs for $5.00. I planted it in an area where I also planted three of my small Split-leaf Philodendron’s and a Black Stem Alocasia that was in to much sun. It is a small area, but I may be moving to a new house, so they will be moved either way. Two of the three bulbs were already growing. Not all three bulbs Elephant Ear are in the new area. I put one in the spot of the Alocasia, it was getting to much sun in that spot and the Elephant Ear can take a lttle more exposure.  

Elephnat Ear’s are quite hardy! Mine in Lexington, KY saw three degrees three times Winter 07-08 and were coming back in Spring 2008. I also had a Sago Palm that was left outside that was still alive, it just hadn;t flushed a new set of fronds before I left. This year cold-hardy palms were going to be added. But then I moved, you can find pictures of my Kentucky house landscape.

April 2007- Februar 2008, May 2008(The day before I moved) : (

 

Jake

19 days until Valentine’s Day!

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One Response to “Elephant Ears”

  1. If you lived near me, I’d give you all the elephant ears you wanted. They grow like weeds here. I’m looking for a big black one. I got a black Alocasia, but it needed too much water and ended up dying. Let me know if you have success with them.

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