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Thursday, October 1, 2020

Quick Care Tips: Giant Elephant Ears Plants (video)

Here are the Collection of 3 different Types of Elephant Ears which I'm showcasing here:

1) Alocasia Macrohiza 'Black Stem'
2) Giant Taro - Colocasia gigantea 'Thailand Giant'
3) Blue Taro - Xanthosoma violaceum

Tip 1:
Shade Lover These are slightly shade loving plants - too much direct sun can scorch the leaves - as they are tender and fragile.
They can be acclimated to direct sun provided they grow under a shaded tree.

Tip 2:
Since they are in shade Do watch out for spider mites - however spider mites do not like wet humid area and be sure to keep the leaves wet and spray on them often or you can wash them with light soap to get rid of them.

Tip 3:
The Bigger the Plant - the Thirsty It Gets
Especially the Blue Taro where I grow them inside an aquatic feature container where it is freely growing inside the container without any soil medium and it's doing just fine. Not all species can do this as I had tried with Black Stem Alocasia which it had rotten away.

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Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Thank you James for your video and comments! You have a nice collection of Elephant's Ear plants. I grow Colocassia in containers and I will try to save them in my garage through the winter. All the Best to you!

James David said...

Thanks Tatyana,
I'm still figuring them out as some are fairly easily and some prove difficult to grow.

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