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How long does it take for elephant ear bulbs to sprout?

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Elephant ear bulbs take anywhere from three to eight weeks to sprout, depending on the climate in which they are planted. Because they are a tropical plant, they require consistent warm weather before they sprout. In cooler, northern climates, elephant ears are likely to take longer to sprout.

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How long does it take for elephant ear bulbs to sprout?
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Elephant ear bulbs should be planted with the pointed, rougher end of the bulb facing downward. They require a lot of water before they sprout because the roots are getting established. They should also be fertilized about once a month. Bulbs should be dug up and stored after growing season is over if they are planted in U.S. Department of Agriculture zone 8 or colder; otherwise, they can be left outside to go dormant and sprout again in the following spring.

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