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Storing Elephant Ear Bulbs?

Do we tear the stem off of the elephant ear bulb after we have dug it up or leave it to completely dry?

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November 8, 20191 found this helpful

Make a clean cut toward the base of the bulb(be sure not to tear) leaving maybe a inch or two from bulb!

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November 8, 20190 found this helpful

In the tropics where I live we never have to store our bulbs or take them out. The plants grow year-round here on the islands. However, it is easy to store your bulbs for the winter and plant them again in spring.

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Here is a great site that will walk you through all the steps needed to store your bulbs and keep them safe for next spring. www.gardeningknowhow.com/.../storing-elephant-ear-bulbs.htm

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November 8, 20190 found this helpful

We run ours over with the lawn mower in the fall (like just recently) and they keep coming back every year, including in the place I don't want them and dug them up. They are hearty buggers and in Pittsburgh hard to kill no matter what you do!!

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November 8, 20190 found this helpful

I store my bulbs in a paper bag in the garage.

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Many people do not dig up their elephant ear tubers/bulbs but if that is what you are doing, you should trim the foliage before drying but it seems the most important thing is not to damage the bulb or they will rot over winter.

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Here is an excellent site for complete instructions on how to store your bulbs.

www.gardeningknowhow.com/.../storing-elephant-ear-bulbs.htm

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