How To Dress Up Landscape With Elephant Ears Plants?


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Frequently Asked Questions

What looks good planted with elephant ears?

Elephant ears combine well with caladiums. Chinese hibiscus and mandevillea, but they also provide wonderful textural contrast with more typical temperate bedding plants, ferns, or ornamental grasses. Pair dark-leaved varieties with any white, yellow, or orange-flowering plant for vivid contrast.

How do you perk up elephant ears?

Trim all but a few central leaves, then move indoors to a bright area with temperatures in the 45- to 65-degree range. Water sparingly; the growth will be much slower during this period of semi-dormancy. The other alternative, and the one most of us without sunrooms use, is to preserve the dormant tubers.

How do you use elephant ears in your garden?

Plant elephant ear bulbs 2-4 feet apart. Plant so the growing tip is up. Tubers may be started inside 6-8 weeks before all danger of frost has passed. Plant the tubers individually in 6 inch pots using a good quality potting soil or seed starting soil.

Can you put coffee grounds on elephant ear plants?

Coffee grounds can help to add much-needed nitrogen to the soil around your elephant ear plant.

What should I do about my Elephant ear plant?

Choosing the right location for the plant and cleaning up after it drops those humongous leave should minimize any issues in the garden and keep your elephant ear garden friendly to all the other denizens of the landscape. My Elephant Ears are Taking Over!

What kind of soil do you need to grow elephant ears?

An uniformly moist soil that is reach in organic nutrients are ideal for growing Elephant ears. Add generous amount of compost and manure with the soil. These are heat-loving plants. If the soil temperature is cold, delay the planting.

Where to plant elephant ears in New Jersey?

South-central New Jersey is in hardiness zone 7 and Pete has great success growing elephant ears in the garden as well as in planters — though he says the ones in planters usually grow twice as large. The key is to WAIT and not plant the tubers too early.

Is it OK to cut off elephant ears?

Wear gardening gloves and long sleeves shirts while pruning elephant ears. The organic compounds in them can cause skin irritation in some people. Elephant ear plants are toxic. The leaves and stems are the most toxic parts of the plants. They have poisonous oxalic acid crystals in their leaves and stems.

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