Replanting, need help...

gardenlady48(z5 IL)May 13, 2013

Want to repot this elephant ear plant into arrangement. How deep should I go?? There seems to be a lot of brown stem but if you look close there is this green nodule??? Can I plant it deeper and closer to the green part of them stem or stay with the current depth?
Thank you so much for your time. :)

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ianbrazil(11)

You can plant it a little deeper but not much. Nearly all those papery leaf leftovers should stay above ground. The rhizome of elephant ear is close to the surface - which incidentally is why it's such a good plant for near the base of trees. Good luck. Ian.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2013 at 1:31PM
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gardenlady48(z5 IL)

Excellent! Thank u for taking the time to reply. :)

    Bookmark   May 14, 2013 at 3:37PM
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gardenlady48(z5 IL)

Ps...should I trim off as much of the dry brown foliage as possible...some peels off pretty easy?

    Bookmark   May 14, 2013 at 10:51PM
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alisonoz_gw

You may also find given a bit more room that it will form plantlets at the base which will give you new leaves lower down.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2013 at 2:58AM
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kayjones(Mo6b)

Alison is right - the pot is way too small for an ee - go with 12" across or larger.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2013 at 7:00AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

I agree, a much bigger pot. If there was room, it would make pups. Those dried petioles are breeding grounds for pests, I would pull them off.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2013 at 5:32PM
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