These fast-growing plants that will achieve their full size within two months are generally planted in the spring after all danger of frost has passed and soil temperatures have warmed to at least 65 degrees Fahrenheit. Some varieties are well suited for planting in large containers.
A lot of gardeners who have never planted the elephant ear tuber before have a hard time figuring which side is the top.
Planting elephant ears in containers. Right out of the nursery pot you can plant elephants ear in a container up to 36 inches in diameter. ELEPHANT EAR CARE High drama and bold texture are the signature benefits of showcasing elephant ears in a garden or container. See more ideas about garden containers container gardening planting flowers.
Detailed and comprehensive discussion on planting elephant ears in containers including soil mix recipe proper pot sizes planting dos and donts how to te. Elephant ears Colocasia tuber nestling in a pot before being covered Which way up do you plant the tubers. The best place to grow a potted elephant ears plant is in bright indirect sunlight.
Planting Before planting elephant ear bulbs make sure to pick the right tubers. In a 2 feet tall container you will have a lush stately 7ft container. Harden off elephant ear plants for about a week prior to placing them outdoors.
Plant elephant ear mammoth so there is just 1 inch to 1 12 inches of soil on top of the tuber and space them 24 inches apart. Plant the tubers about 2 to 3 inches 5-8 cm deep blunt end down. Theyre grown from tuberous rhizomes and can reach impressive sizes quickly.
May 27 2013 – Explore Marcella Smiths board elephant ear container on Pinterest. How to Grow Elephant Ears in Pots Many varieties of elephant ears are suitable for growing in large containers. If you pick tubers that are large plump and firm enough to hold big leaves the leaves of your elephant ears will grow big and lush.
Planting elephant ear bulbs indoors approximately eight weeks prior to the last frost date is also acceptable. They can also be planted later into early summer. To grow an elephant ear plant indoors youll need warm temperatures plenty of.
Elephant Ears can handle a variety of sun conditions so are a good placement for anywhere expect heavy shade. How to grow Colocasia the tropical plant better known as Elephant Ears. The tubers grow quickly and range from 3 5 feet in height.
When planting its a good idea to go at least 5-6 inches deep since your plant will need a lot of space to grow. You start off each tuber in a temporary pot mine are in 5 litre225cm pots. If growing in pots use a rich organic potting soil and plant them at the same depth.
If you dont have a large pot on hand or prefer to use smaller planters select a container. Growing them is simple they like filtered sun or shade and rich moist soil. Once through keep potting on until theyre in a 36cm container 92 litres or even bigger.