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Re: Elephant ears

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  sells
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 and
over the roof of my  shed.  Hence my thoughts on trying to save this batch....

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

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