Over wintering my elephant ear palm
Just brought her in... why do leaves drip and is this temporary?
Oct 19th, 2020 10:12 am
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Oct 19th, 2020 5:00 pm
Can I do this with any tropical? I have 3 Majesty Palms that I'm going to leave to die... :-( but don't have room, worry about bugs in soil, to move inMars2012 wrote: ↑ I don't bother trying to overwinter taro as a potted plant. I dig out the tuber, cut off the stem and shake off all the soil. Let the roots dry out and then pack into loose vermiculite and into the basement for the winter. Sometime near end of March, I'll take it out of the box and pot up and under growlights until it can go outside for the summer.
The leaves of your plant is excreting extra water...is the soil kept really wet? It has different conditions outside than inside and is adjusting to the changes (i.e. outside it has to deal with wind, etc that can affect moisture levels).
Oct 19th, 2020 5:57 pm
My guess is not. Taro/Colocasia develops a tuber which is a storage mechanism (like a potato)...if it's just a plant with roots, digging it up and storing it over a period of time doesn't usually work.
Oct 19th, 2020 6:31 pm
As noted, this only works for plants that have tubers