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Are these elephant ears ok?

EricsGardenEricsGarden Posts: 151
We've noticed some of our elephant ears plants have this brown colouring on the leaves. Not sure if it's a problem. A few days ago we discovered that our roses have a blackspot fungus problem and this looks a bit similar.


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  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530
    I think they're OK.  I've seen lots of them looking like that in a local public garden.  One of the reasons I don't like them - to me, they always look unattractively shabby.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,716
    They can suffer quite a bit in strong sun. That's the most likely cause @EricsGarden
    They're best in a decent bit of shade, or dappled shade.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • EricsGardenEricsGarden Posts: 151
    josusa47 said:
    I think they're OK.  I've seen lots of them looking like that in a local public garden.  One of the reasons I don't like them - to me, they always look unattractively shabby.
    I'm not a fan either, but the flowers are really nice right now.
  • EricsGardenEricsGarden Posts: 151
    Fairygirl said:
    They can suffer quite a bit in strong sun. That's the most likely cause @EricsGarden
    They're best in a decent bit of shade, or dappled shade.
    Thanks for the info. We have some in another part of the garden which is really shady and they aren't looking to happy either.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,716
    They might be a wee bit dry. A moister soil is better for them. I just take off any rubbish leaves too.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • EricsGardenEricsGarden Posts: 151
    edited April 2020
    Fairygirl said:
    They can suffer quite a bit in strong sun. That's the most likely cause @EricsGarden
    They're best in a decent bit of shade, or dappled shade.
    Duplicate post sorry.
  • LTobyLToby Posts: 224
    In my experience, the best way to keep these plants look lovely is to cut-off those leaves that becomes brown, with spots and torn. It will come back with new and colourful leaves especially now it is Spring with their flowers. I have them both under direct sun and dappled shade and they look pretty all year round as their foliage colours changes every season from Spring to Winter. 
    Aberdeenshire, Scotland
  • PurplerainPurplerain Posts: 1,053
    My local NT garden holds the NT collection...probably because nobody else wanted it 😀. They are shabby IMO.
    SW Scotland
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