Elephant Ear Bulbs?


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I planted elephant ears this year that did quite well. They have sent out some growths at the base of the plant above ground that look like more bulbs (see pics). Are these in fact bulbs? Can I separate them from the parent and plant them individually to grow more?

Thanks, Dave
 

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Greetings, welcome to the Forums.

These don't look like the corms of the plant usually called Elephant Ears (Colocasia esculenta), but they may be from a related species. Do you have a picture of the plant that these corms (?) came from?
 
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Attached are a few pictures of the plant and the growths at the base. Thanks!
 

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Those leaves do look like typical Taro or Elephant Ears (Colocasia esculenta), but those corms still seem odd to me. Perhaps this is a variety with small, oddly shaped corms that don't show the usual cross-bands. I suppose looking at the first picture in the first post that there are a couple cross-bands on that corm, but usually there are several more than that and the whole corm would be thicker and more rounded.

Anyway, to answer your original quation it appears that you should be able to plant those next Spring and get more of the same plant.
 
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