which Aroid, Alocasia or Colocasia.

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which Aroid, Alocasia or Colocasia.

Post by Delboy » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:17 pm

Is there a alocasia or colocasia that is hardy enough to be left in the ground over winter, keeping in mind im in the midlands.
Vales are selling pink china and state they are hardy, are they? and are there any others that will be fine with just a mulch.
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Re: which Aroid, Alocasia or Colocasia.

Post by The Codfather » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:20 pm

That pink china will deffinately not get through unprotected...and I dont thinkwould get through fully leafed.
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Re: which Aroid, Alocasia or Colocasia.

Post by miketropic » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:45 pm

sangria, maderia, and tea cups also but IDK if you can get them in the UK right now
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Re: which Aroid, Alocasia or Colocasia.

Post by GoggleboxUK » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:55 pm

I think that will be a no but I've got very limited experience.

Alocasia Mayan Mask are very sturdy though and can be easily overwintered on a windowsill.
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Re: which Aroid, Alocasia or Colocasia.

Post by Delboy » Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:55 pm

Cheers chaps, windowsill space is very limited here due to the wife's love of vertical blinds.
My potted burgundy stem survives in my unheated greenhouse, but I was hoping there would be something that could be left in the ground that would just die down then reshoot.
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Re: which Aroid, Alocasia or Colocasia.

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:01 pm

Pink China should be the best bet along with Wilkos Mammoth or similar. Many people have had these come back after winter. I have just had mammoths come back but not tried anything else until this coming winter.


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Re: which Aroid, Alocasia or Colocasia.

Post by Delboy » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:05 pm

Ok cool, I'l give them both a crack next year.
Now ive just got to locate them lol. Vales want £12 for there pink china, plus almost the same again in postage.
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Re: which Aroid, Alocasia or Colocasia.

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:22 pm

Delboy wrote:I was hoping there would be something that could be left in the ground that would just die down then reshoot.
Might be worth trying colocasia gaoligongensis, might be the best bet.


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Re: which Aroid, Alocasia or Colocasia.

Post by Delboy » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:25 pm

Ok, sounds like a disease lol, but will have a look about.
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Re: which Aroid, Alocasia or Colocasia.

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:36 pm

Delboy wrote:Ok, sounds like a disease lol, but will have a look about.
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Try here .........http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk/forum/v ... is#p333186


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Re: which Aroid, Alocasia or Colocasia.

Post by Delboy » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:42 pm

Actually Vales pink china are only £6, but £12 p+p icon_thumbdown
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Re: which Aroid, Alocasia or Colocasia.

Post by harryc » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:02 am

Delboy wrote:Actually Vales pink china are only £6, but £12 p+p
Why dont you pick it up if you are in worcester as your avatar says icon_scratch

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Re: which Aroid, Alocasia or Colocasia.

Post by Delboy » Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:47 pm

It's a 40 min drive from me and if traffics bad it can take much longer.
Too far for just one plant tbh.
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Re: which Aroid, Alocasia or Colocasia.

Post by grub » Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:56 pm

I'd have thought - Colocasia gaoligongensis would be your best bet Del, I had 2 stolon runners come back after 'that' winter, outside and unprotected after -19C icon_thumright http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk/forum/v ... 1&start=60
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Re: which Aroid, Alocasia or Colocasia.

Post by Delboy » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:39 pm

Cheers Grub, that's the one Arlon mentioned too so if I can find one that's what il go with.
I had a look online yesterday but couldn't find anything.
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