elephant ear got freezer burn
Two nights in a roll, the temp dropped down to 29 degree. First night was 32 degree, yet my elephant ear was fine. I thought that the second night should be ok too. However, it dropped 3 more degrees, and the plant was drooping just like coming out of a freezer. It's going to be 34 tonight. I covered it with a plastic sheet. I don't know if it would help after the plant got hurt. I feel so guilty for letting the plant uncovered for two nights. Am I too late????
I was aware of the zone that elephant ears require. However, the leaves of them are so beautiful and charming that I just wanted to try them in the ground rather than in pots. I was thinking of covering the plant when the temp got ever colder. Nevertheless, I did not know that even a few degrees below freezing point would hurt it. What do I do now? Many thanks