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Buyer's Guide: Elephant Ear Plants

How to Choose Elephant Ear Plants That Grow Well

Elephant Ear Plants are a delicate plant that grows only once each year, and these little plants will be gone the next summer if you don't do something with them before then. These little plants come in many different varieties but in a huge variety of colors! Some are even rarer than some of the more common varieties, so be sure to look out for the ones that you want. The best time to buy them is in early Spring when the leaves are still on the trees, and you can find lots of people selling them in ads, at garden stores, and in catalogs. So, where should you buy these amazing Ear plants from?

There are a few things to keep in mind when buying plants from a plant nursery. First, look for a large plant nursery, one that has plenty of room to grow a lot of these plants at one time. Second, be sure to choose plants that are firm, without drooping, and that is naturally fragrant. Don't buy plants that are stressed or having trouble holding their shape.

Next, make sure you buy your plants from a reputable plant nursery. If possible, try to find out if the people who are selling plants in your local garden store also sell plants from another source. Don't buy any plants that have been cut or damaged. Also, ask about any special needs, diseases, or insect problems that may be common with the plant you're buying. If you can't find any information about the plant, then it's probably better to go somewhere else.

Also, when buying Elephant Ear Plants, be aware that they grow very slowly. These plants are actually quite hardy, but they don't tend to grow very big. So, while buying small, uniform plants is always an option, don't go with plants that look like they'd grow too much bigger unless they have tiny, uniform leaves that would be great for covering the entire plant.

Don't let the size scare you off either. It's important that you don't get intimidated by the size of the plant you're buying. The biggest problem is usually finding a plant nursery that has the right variety of plants for you. Most of them have a few plants of each size, so you can see how big each plant is if you look at the size chart they provide you with.

You should pick Elephant Ear Plants that closely resemble each other. For example, if you buy three or four short-leaved plants, then Elephant Ear Plant A, B, and C, all from the same plant nursery, should all look roughly alike. But if you buy plants from a different source, such as a garden center that specializes in African Eyebrow plants, then Elephant Ear Plant D, E, and F may all have different-looking varieties. So, make sure that the Elephant Ear Plants you buy closely resemble each other.

Finally, don't buy plants from an unprofessional plant nursery if they don't actually belong to that source. Some people try to fool others by replanting plants (which is illegal) or by planting herbs (which is legal) that aren't even true species. Ask a lot of questions and make sure you know the plant history of each one before you buy it. If they won't give you any information, move on to another provider.

The bottom line is, if you choose an Elephant Ear Plant nursery, you're getting high-quality, attractive plants that are going to be perfect for your window. If you do the appropriate research before you buy, then you can get really beautiful plants that grow well and look good all year round. Remember, the plant nursery you choose will be a big part of the life of your plant. Don't be afraid to ask questions. And remember that you can't please everybody. Good luck!