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by Amberforce
Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cyperus Papyrus
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Re: Cyperus Papyrus

Thanks Nigel. But I just wonder what I could have done better? I will take your advice and try to source the alternifolius. But, like most people on these boards, we like to grow the things that are difficult :D
by Amberforce
Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cyperus Papyrus
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Cyperus Papyrus

Hello All, I bought a Cyperus Papyrus to stand near my pond last year because they look amazing. I have overwintered it indoors, watering it regularly, but I was concerned that, although other plants were putting on good growth, there was nothing from the CP. The stems were brown as if they had died...
by Amberforce
Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Dicksonia Antarctica
Replies: 10
Views: 418

Re: Dicksonia Antarctica

Thanks Tom that's brilliant!
by Amberforce
Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Dicksonia Antarctica
Replies: 10
Views: 418

Dicksonia Antarctica

Hi Everyone.

Could anyone let me know when it is best to cut off last year's fronds from the Dicksonia Antarctica please? They are still green and look great but I didn't want them to inhibit this year's growth that is just starting to emerge.

Thanks a lot.
by Amberforce
Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:30 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Colocasia and Alocasia
Replies: 5
Views: 577

Re: Colocasia and Alocasia

Thanks Countrylover. So it's called 'guttation'. That's fascinating!!
by Amberforce
Sat Aug 27, 2011 7:40 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Colocasia and Alocasia
Replies: 5
Views: 577

Colocasia and Alocasia

Hi All.

I'm sure there's a simple answer to this but I was wondering why my Alocasias and Colocasias drip from the end of their leaves. It seems to be more on an evening and not necessarily when they have been watered.

Many thanks for your comments.
by Amberforce
Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:45 am
Forum: Ferns and Treeferns
Topic: Dicksonia Antarctica - Preparation for winter
Replies: 6
Views: 808

Dicksonia Antarctica - Preparation for winter

Some advice would be appreciated on what to do with my tree fern this winter. It will be my third attempt at growing one. The first one I overwintered in a garage and was told not to water it but the following spring it was dead. Last winter I moved another to the grenhouse covered it with fleece et...
by Amberforce
Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: Alocasia Macrorrhiza 'Black Stem - 'Will it recover?
Replies: 25
Views: 2078

Re: Alocasia Macrorrhiza 'Black Stem - 'Will it recover?

Hi Aaron

I've never really heard of these heat mats before, but i've just had a quick look on Ebay. Are they also used for reptiles etc as these are the only ones that I can see? They must do some good though if so many people recommend them!!

Thanks

Andy
by Amberforce
Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:53 am
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: Alocasia Macrorrhiza 'Black Stem - 'Will it recover?
Replies: 25
Views: 2078

Re: Will it recover?

Hi Scott I took the sphagnum off as soon as I received it and the roots did seem to be quite old. Yes you're right I did get it from Shefloral. I don't have a heat mat but I will make sure that I water it only from the bottom for the time being. I'll certainly keep it on the kitchen window sill unti...
by Amberforce
Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:02 am
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: Alocasia Macrorrhiza 'Black Stem - 'Will it recover?
Replies: 25
Views: 2078

Alocasia Macrorrhiza 'Black Stem - 'Will it recover?

Hi All I have just bought an Alocasia Macrorrhiza 'Black Stem' off Ebay. It came from Malaysia four days ago but one of the stems is bent over and the leaf is curled up. Is this something that is likely to rectify itself? Could it be that it needs time to recover from its journey? It took five days ...
by Amberforce
Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'
Replies: 183
Views: 15677

Re: Colocasia Gigantea Thailand Giant Strain

Hi All I received my Thai Giant from Germany as planned. Nicebutdim said that the featured photograph displayed by the seller was not in fact a Thai Giant. Could any of you look at the attachment and let me know your thoughts please? I hope that I haven't bought a duff!! http://imageshack.us/photo/m...
by Amberforce
Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Winter Colour
Replies: 9
Views: 451

Winter Colour

Could anyone advise what might provide some good winter colour in my tropical border, especially as a lot of my plants will be over-wintering indoors? Come to think of it summer colour ideas would be greatly appreciated too.


Cheers
by Amberforce
Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'
Replies: 183
Views: 15677

Re: Colocasia Gigantea Thailand Giant Strain

Oh dear, I hope that this doesn't mean that what they have sent me is NOT in fact the Thai Giant. I will post a pic when I receive it so you can let me know.
When will your smaller one be fat enough for Ebay, just in case????
by Amberforce
Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: When to use a fertiliser?
Replies: 0
Views: 785

When to use a fertiliser?

Hi All I have an Amorphophallus Titanum which is currently only a germinated seed, currently about 30mm in height. Yes a long way to go!!!!! Firstly, I would like to ask when do I should start to use a fertiliser, or is it the case that this should not be used until it gets bigger? Secondly, will it...
by Amberforce
Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:29 am
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'
Replies: 183
Views: 15677

Re: Colocasia Gigantea Thailand Giant Strain

Hi All Just to let you know that I managed to purchase the Colocasia Gigantea Thailand Giant Strain from the link sent by countrylover. It's from Germany - The plant was 8 euros and the shipping was 15 euros. They still have one in stock if anyone is interested. I hope I can have some success in gro...