Elephant Ear Bulbs - what do I do now?
We planted some elephant ears this summer, after buying the bulbs on close-out for 50 cents. We were very surprised and happy on what they grew into! But now, after searching the internet, I am still wondering what to do. I cut off the growth and dug up the bulbs as I read they would not survive up here in Wisconson in the ground over winter. There are 4 parts I am not sure on...
1. Roots - the spaghetti like roots. I assume I should cut these off. Correct?
2. The old bulb - 1 of them separated from its new growth and hte other 2 are still attached. Do I save these and replant? Should I separate from the new growth or keep attached?
3. The stalks - cut them off about 4-6" above ground and now they are drying out. How much of these do I cut off?
4. What I'll call the 'new bulb'. This is above the old root and immediately connected to the stem/leaves. Is this the new bulb that gets planted?
Any help would be appreciated. I have a pic and will try to figure out how to post it. If I do, I'll post the link here.