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storing elephant ears -alocasia and colocasia?

Posted by greenpassion z4-z5 VT (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 31, 09 at 10:59

I have two types of elephant ears, a black magic, which is a colocasia (I think) and a bright green on named Elena, which is an alocasia. Both are potted on my deck and doing great. Can I store the bulbs in peat moss in a dark cool place,like dahalia's?

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RE: storing elephant ears -alocasia and colocasia?

hey green passion,
both of your plants can be stored like dahlias, or they can be kept in the pots and allowed to go dormant.. btw, elena is a colocasia as well.

RE: storing elephant ears -alocasia and colocasia?

Good to know. Storing my elephant ears for the first year too! :-)

I couldn't believe storing my dahlias actually worked. (I always think things aren't going to work as well as I read about... and I'm often right. haha.) But, now I have about forty dahlias.

RE: storing elephant ears -alocasia and colocasia?

i'll be storing about 200 elephant ear bulbs this fall. i have about 25 varieties.. most of the c.esculenta bulbs will be put on shelves others will be potted up and kept in my "cold room" in the basement..

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