Growing Elephant Ear Black Magic in a pot
I saw this mentioned in an old thread last week. Someone replied to a thread saying she grew hers in a pot then was able to keep indoors like a houseplant in winter. I tried messaging the poster, but have not heard back.
Considering how long this bulb takes to get started, this seems like a good idea to me. I was planning to plant mine in the ground, but now I am re-thinking that. Hauling in the pot would be easier. I don't have much luck storing tubers of anything over the winter if I dig them up. (Just ask my dahlias). I already started it in about a 1 gallon nursery pot in the house, to give it a head start: I assume I'd need to put it in something larger.
Anyone else do this?
How big of a pot do you need to grow Black Magic?
They are supposed to like it moist, don't they? I wonder if I could keep it moist enough in a pot. I assume for that reason that plastic would be better than clay.
Or, have you ever tried digging it up from the garden and transferring it to a pot in the fall?