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Re: Elephant ears

Well the season is almost over here.  We have gone from 95 yesterday to a
predicted high of 63 tomorrow.....so it is only a matter of time.
I definately don't have room for this size plant unless I move some furniture
out... LOL!
But I am going to try to save it for next year.  Don't really have much to
loose if it doesn't make it...
who picked another 3 grocery sacks of beans tonight.... geesh.... they just
keep growing this year.

--- On Wed, 9/3/08, TeichFauna@aol.com <TeichFauna@aol.com> wrote:

From: TeichFauna@aol.com <TeichFauna@aol.com>
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Elephant ears
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Wednesday, September 3, 2008, 2:33 PM

Although the Colocasia esculenta get quite large, they never get THAT  big.
I bet these are Alocasia.
Anyway you can just treat them as a houseplant and bring them in to a  bright
area???   I suppose with that size you'd need an  awfully large room.  Be a

shame to cut them down and store the bulb  when they are growing so well.
zone 9
Texas Gulf Coast

In a message dated 9/3/2008 1:18:42 PM Central Daylight Time,
gossiper@sbcglobal.net writes:

The  problem is I have no idea what "elephant ears' they are.  Farmer
them down the road for a couple bucks apiece as bulbs (or are they  combs? )
the spring.  Most years they grow ok as I use them in  pots.  But this years
version is HUGE.... I am sure even the common  ones get that large down by
but here in zone 5, they normally  don't.  Leaves have to be 3-4 ft wide
over the roof of my  shed.  Hence my thoughts on trying to save this

They are  not anything fancy like black magic etc... just huge green  ones.

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