Giant Elephant Ears-Storage for Winter

Q: How do I store giant elephant ear bulbs over the winter? Mine are in a cardboard box right now.

A: Keep the corms in a household closet where it’s approximately 65 degrees, not cooler. These tropical bulbs will not sprout well in spring if kept cool in winter. On the other hand, they will dry out in the closet without attention. I like the idea of putting each one in a brown paper bag so that the humidity is kept high but the roots can breathe.

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