How to care for Elephant ear plant

This tropical perennial is known for its elephant-ear-shaped leaves and is often known as elephant ear plant.

Depending on the species, elephant ears may develop from hard, inflated stem structures known as corms or tuberous roots.

In USDA hardiness zones 10 to 11, they will remain green year round, however in zones 8 to 9, they will die and reappear the following spring.

Sunlight is required for Elephant Ear Plant to blossom. Give them at least 6 to 8 hours of sunlight daily.

In a hot area, apply a thick layer of mulch to the roots to help them retain moisture.

Elephant ear plants may be brought inside or covered with a heavy layer of mulch to overwinter in the winter.

 Overwatering may cause common plant diseases. Only water when the soil appears dry.

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