Elephant's ear is easy to grow and quick to get established. Keep the soil moist, apply a mild dose of fertilizer every two weeks or so, and protect leaves from snails (an iron phospate bait works well). Leave tubers in the ground over winter in Sunset climate zones 12 and 16-24 (apply a heavy mulch in zones 14 and 15). In colder zones, dig and store tubers after the foliage is killed by frost.--L.B.S.
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|Title Annotation:||NORTHERN CALIFORNIA STYLE; elephant's ear: Colocasia esculenta|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||May 1, 2005|
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