I stuffed 4 bulbs of elephant ears and 3 or so of caladium into my favorite pot that sits on the front end of the drive-way. I watered every once and a while early on but nothing happened. So I buried some more bulbs.
Then I went on vacation and forgot all about them.
When I came back home, there was quite a crowd. They stood at attention, bowed and performed a spontaneous, synchronized wave. I was frankly, quite touched.
Shortly after, they collapsed from the heat and needed huge water infusions to bring them back from death’s jaws.