Is That an Elephant in the Garden? (Plant in Spring)

How to:

  • Find a location with partial shade/ partial sun.
  • Dig a hole (2x the height of the elephant ear bulb). Top of the bulb should be about 2" (5 cms) below soil level.
  • Place bulb in ground, flat side down (pointed end up).
  • Cover with soil.
  • Water immediately and throughout growing season.
  • Watch the huge leaves grow up to 3ft (90 cm) long and wide.


Elephant Ears can easily be dug up in the fall (before the first frost). Plant in a large container (no drainage hole needed) and enjoy as an indoor plant. Next spring, either transplant outside or keep as a house "pet".

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