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In this post I share a few of my Elephant Ears (or Colocasia plant) growing in my home garden.  The video features what the plants look like in various conditions including growing in containers.

Colocasia (Elephant Ears) growing in my Garden

Growing Elephant Ears (Colocasia) Video

Join me as we check out a few gorgeous Elephant ears containers in the landscape.  This video features bulbs purchased locally and grown in landscape and greenhouse conditions.  Check out the succulents added to the container as fillers and color interest since Colocasia doesn’t bloom.

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This video can be found on the Bren Haas YouTube Channel.  Please be sure to click over and check out other fun vlog episodes.

More About Elephant Ears

The Elephant Ears or the Colocasia was one of the first ‘bulbs’ I totally admired but was too scared to grow.  I first say a large Colocasia bulb at the Chicago Flower Show back in 2009.  That bulb was out of my spending budget but sparked my curiosity.  A year later I found a few bulbs at Walmart for a reasonable price and began to grow them.  The bulb is easy to kill if you over water or put it in direct sun with dry conditions.  TRUST ME… I KNOW from experience (sigh).  Today I’ve got a few varieties I have been able to enjoy year-round in my Geodesic Bio Dome.   The Dome is so much easier to grow this species compared to my home greenhouse for many reasons.   Perhaps the number one reason is the hot, humid and bright light shade conditions near the small pond in that dome.

shallow container for bulbs to grow

The bulb was started in these shallow containers and succulent propagated after ‘ears’ emerged. 

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Elephant Ears have got to be one of the easiest plants to grow if given the right conditions.  I hope this post inspired you to try your hand at growing some today.  You can reach out to me for more information on my blog post.  Please be sure to reach out to me with additional questions and comments.

Happy Gardening,

Bren Haas

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