How do I get rid of Elephant Plants?
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Dig up the bulbs and give away.
The elephant ear plants are really something, what I read surprised me. I had no idea they could spread like they do, an underground system of rhizomes. I originally though they were 1 big bulb and that was it. Some people really like these and others think of them as a weed and a waste of valuable gardening space.
The use of pesticides scares many because it goes into the plant and the ground, eventually goes into the runoff water and deep into the aquifers which becomes our drinking water.
The optimal way is to wait until it rains and then pull them up. Alternately you could cover them after you have cut them down so they receive no sun, ending with no growth.
Pulling them up is the best way! I agree, wait until it rains so the ground is softer
Honestly, getting in there and pulling every single piece is the only way you'll get rid of them and prevent them from coming back.
Trim away all the greenery. Warning: the stems are full of water! From there start chopping out the trunks. When you get near the base, start digging the main root ball out making sure you also get the finger roots.