my potted elephant ear is rotten and mushy

jean_mdc(z 4/5 NY)April 11, 2009

Hi

I live in NYS and brought my potted elephant ear into the 60 degree basement to overwinter it because I thought it was one of my upright elephant ears. About a month ago I brought it upstairs and started to water more frequently. Now part of the bulb is rotten and mushy but it is still blooming. Do I just throw it out or can I save it??

The leaves were turning yellow/green but I was examining it with my loupe looking more for disease and not thinking overwatering. My upright is doing fine and I probably have a dozen regular EE bulbs that I dug up in the fall and are in boxes in a cool part of the basement.

Should I pitch it? Is the increase in watering the cause?

Thank you !!!! Jean

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ahuehuete(z9)

You should try to decrease watering, if it did fine with less water, there´s not too much to loose.
Also if you cut dead tissue and sterilize you may help it to recover.
Good luck.

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