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Medium_1546064815456354 Elephant ears trunk has grown so long & heavy it's starting to fall over! Possible to cut shorter and replant?

Have done alot of research online but only found American info re replanting bulbs after winter. Do you think if I cut the trunk and replanted it keeping the leaves intact, it would grow roots again and the plant would survive?

Submitted: 05:34PM, 29 Dec 2018
Answer: Hi Kate,
Thank you for contacting Yates.

Unfortunately leaf cutting is not usually used to propagate the plant, best to dig out bulbs and replant over winter. Before planting, I suggest improving soil by digging in some Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser, which is a manure based, certified organic fertiliser, and will provide all the nutrients (nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus) for your plants need to grow and thrive.

Hope this helps and happy gardening.

Best Regards,
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