What's wrong with my elepant ears

wrench75May 23, 2007

In Early March I bought 14 mammoth elephant ear bulbs from Wal-mart and put them in the ground. I planted them blunt side down about 1.5-2" under the soil. I've kept them wet, but I haven't seen any signs of life yet. What am I doing worng? Or am I just being impatient?

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tropicallvr(11)

Hopefully your not overwatering, but if the soil is getting warm enough then it should just be a matter of time. I planted one from the supermarket(taro), and it took quite a while to sprout even though it was on a heat mat.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2007 at 6:20PM
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xerophyte_nyc(7)

They need consistent warmth (60-70F soil temp) for about 4-5 weeks to sprout, so either it isn't warm enough, or you overwatered since they do not need water to sprout; wet soil can easily lead to rot in Colocasia tubers.

Carefully dig around and take a peek.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2007 at 8:02PM
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