Keep the leaves clean by wiping with a damp cloth.
Elephants ears can be easily propagated through division. When the clumps are overcrowded (usually after a couple of years), carefully remove from the pot or ground and using a clean sharp knife, separate them into manageable clumps.
Remove dead stems from the base of the plant to encourage a clean well groomed appearance.
When grown indoors In winter, keep the soil on the dry side as they don’t like having too much water near their base during their dormant period.
Our favourite Elephant ears include:
- African Beauty (A. zebrina) – Large green, glossy leaves with zebra-like striped stems.
- Polly amazonica (A. lowii) – These little gems are popular on their own in a lovely pot where their deep green leaves with the deep and intricate white veins just pop!