Storing Elephant Ear Bulbs?

Can you store the elephant ear bulbs for more than 1 year without replanting them? I had about 15 areas with elephant ears and at the end of last season ended up with about 100 tubers. I couldn't use them all.

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September 1, 20171 found this helpful
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It is very hard to store bulbs and tubers more than a season but it can be done. You may loose a few but here is an excerpt from a bulb company.
Most flower companies that sell bulbs will mark them with a best before date. While the flower bulb shelf life may last for more than one season when stored properly, be aware that the quality of the flower decreases with each season that the bulb does not go into the ground.

Here is a link with some information on this subject.

www.gardeningknowhow.com/.../flower-bulb-shelf-life.htm

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September 1, 20170 found this helpful

I would store them in a cool, dry place. The garage or basement is a good choice.

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September 1, 20170 found this helpful

Most bulbs, if stored correctly, can be kept for about 12 months before needing to be planted. The longevity of flowering bulbs is largely determined by the adequacy of the storage provided.

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September 2, 20170 found this helpful

I would store these in plastic containers that can stay dry. Don't let them get wet and keep them in a cool place in your garage. You can go to the garden shop and find out if they sell containers for storing bulbs in.

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If you decide to store them in a cardboard box make sure they are dry before putting them in the box. The moisture from the bulbs can get into the cardboard and the bulbs will mold.

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September 4, 20170 found this helpful

My mother keeps them in paper bags in her garage (no windows, no light)

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