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Can elephant ear plants grow inside?
Last Updated: 3rd June, 2020
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Keeping this in view, can elephant ears be grown indoors?
Elephant ear plants, or Colocasia, are tropical plants grown from tubers or from rooted plants. The plant itself reaches heights of between 3 and 5 feet tall and for this reason is usually grown as an outdoor specimen; however, it is possible to grow elephant ears indoors.
Furthermore, how do you prune an elephant ear plant indoors? Cut back an elephant ear plant two or three days after the first killing frost when the foliage turns brown. Depending on the climate, this can happen anytime from late summer to midwinter. Use a clean rag to wipe down the blades of a pair of sharp pruning shears with rubbing alcohol or a 10 percent bleach solution.
Furthermore, can you grow alocasia indoors?
Tropical plants in the Alocasia genus feature stunning foliage that can become the centerpiece of a garden or room. In the right conditions, they can grow very fast, but they are also sensitive plants. Alocasia grows well in big pots; they can thrive in the summertime and then be brought indoors in the winter.
What is wrong with my elephant ear plant?
The most common elephant ear plant disease is fungal leaf blight. It produces tiny round lesions on the ornamental leaves that may ooze fluid and turn purple or yellow when dry. Pythium rot can cause plants to die. It is most common in areas with too much water and humidity.