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Re: Elephant ears

I think this would depend largely on the species or variety of  Colocasia.  
The common green species Colocasia esculenta (aka  Taro) is very hardy.  The 
varieties of this, such as Black Magic,  Black Princess, etc. and other more 
tropical species are less hardy.
Donna do you have the "elephant ears" in the pond??? If so, then they are  
probably from the genus Colocasia.  If they are terrestrial, they are  probably 
Alocasia which do not tolerate wet feet like the Colocasia do.   The Alocasia 
don't seem to be as hardy as the Colocasia, and would probably have  to be 
stored at warmer temps.
zone 9
Texas Gulf Coast
In a message dated 9/3/2008 12:02:16 PM Central Daylight Time,  
Cornergar@aol.com writes:

I'm glad  my colocasia hadn't read that part about "store at 70 F". I have   
kept 2 large pots dry in a greenhouse that gets down to about 28 F every  
They die back and I water when new growth shows in spring.   

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