Elephant ears Taro bulbs

canelita-2May 19, 2014

Hello to All:

I recently ordered a couple of bulbs of elephant ears taro ... I have read mixed reviews... Some call them "invasive" some call them "beautiful"... I guess it depends in what area of the country one lives ...the leaves are large and impressively green ... Evidently where they get a lot of water they tend to grow out of control... Because of several comments, I became kind of concerned about these 2 bulbs "taking over" my other plants!!!

I live in the southwest part of the U.S., and there is no possibility that they will be getting too much water, just what is needed to survive... Drought is prevalent in this part of the country ...

Any advise from others who have these plants in their yards and if I have to be extra careful where I place them? AND just to calm my concern on the "invasive" label of this plant, I am planning to plant it in a planter first ...

Thanks for your comments ... They will be greatly appreciated ....
Canelita-2

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
gardenper(8)

I had some taro in a pot for about 3 years..they never seemed to multiply enough to seem invasive. This was in Zone 8.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2014 at 4:45PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Filling my raised bed
Ok, I'm new to gardening but am planning on constructing...
Matt Cauwels
Mighty Matos / Mighty Veggies and SFG
Does anyone here have experience with SFG and Mighty...
tafountain
2nd year of SFG: what to do?
Hi all, 2nd year of SFG. Last year was 3, 4x4 beds....
Anthony
Vermiculite Source List - Throughout USA
I had a hard time finding vermiculite, so I have compiled...
angela12345
Cinder block raised bed & drainage
Hi, I am new to this forum and gardening so please...
Alex Rumjancevs
Sponsored Products
Buckhorn Pendant Fixture
Overstock.com
Kichler 380134AP Brinbourne 10.5 in. Bowl Light Kit - Antique Pewter - 380134AP
$133.20 | Hayneedle
Chianti Bronze Three-Light Medium Pendant with Antique Silver Glass
$544.00 | Bellacor
Round Edison Filament Light Bulb
Cost Plus World Market
Dome Table Lamp - White - Mater
$800.00 | HORNE
Elk Lighting San Gabriel 1-Light Outdoor Sconce in Hazelnut Bronze
Beyond Stores
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™