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by miketropic
Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Musa "Mekong Giant"
Replies: 383
Views: 20922

Re: Musa "Mekong Giant"

well I don't have a clue about its scentfic background but I will put in what I do know.. these were sat out at the same time, maybe 1 day apart into the ground. They were both pups and almost identical in size.. The plants are about 5 ft apart and get the same light and everything.. this was done m...
by miketropic
Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: New member glad to be here
Replies: 40
Views: 1528

Re: New member glad to be here

Welcome Mike :) Have you tried the Mekong giant from Brian’s? Looking forward to reading about your collection icon_thumleft I do have 3 mekongs from Brians..personally besides a bit faster growth rate there a bit hard to tell from bajoo.. They are cold hardy and will go below freezeing with no pro...
by miketropic
Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: Colocasia Stolon / Runner Propagation
Replies: 5
Views: 587

Re: Colocasia Stolon / Runner Propagation

I acually broke my first runner off of my black ruffles this morning after work and put it in a pot to let it get a good handle before winter.. the sad part is the runners from the black ruffles are larger than my 2 year old black magics :( If the first one does well I will break off the other 5 or ...
by miketropic
Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: New member glad to be here
Replies: 40
Views: 1528

Re: New member glad to be here

That is very strange weather in this part of the world indeed.. MOST summers and winter are very predictable..last year was a suprise as we had almost no winter at all.. the norm here jan. - march 0F to about 32F depends on the day april - may 50F to about 60F June - sept 75F to 100+F oct - dec 60F ...
by miketropic
Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: How are your Mammoths doing this year!
Replies: 60
Views: 3583

Re: How are your Mammoths doing this year!

[quote="Dave Brown" Flowering is coupled with smaller leaves, so flowering is not best for huge leaves. icon_thumleft[/quote] very true most of my larger leaves have died out in production of the flower..My diamonds head were hit really really hard as the flower started to emerge..lost 3 of my larg...
by miketropic
Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: Caladiums - My new obsession if I can get them to grow.
Replies: 136
Views: 11360

Re: Caladiums - My new obsession if I can get them to grow.

I am happy these are in the UK. I guess I take alot of the plants we have here for granted..those bi color and white christmas are at every big retail store in the US for about 3 dollars...if you catch them at the end of the season like now there only a buck.. I grow the white christmas myself and h...
by miketropic
Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: New member glad to be here
Replies: 40
Views: 1528

Re: New member glad to be here

I am having a bit of trouble converting the celcius to degrees sometimes but other than that the forum is wonderful :lol: I know most members are fairly spread out but what kind of summer/winter temps and seasonal weather do you guys have over there? It seems the definition of hardy varys alot from ...
by miketropic
Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: How are your Mammoths doing this year!
Replies: 60
Views: 3583

Re: How are your Mammoths doing this year!

just noticed the first flower on mine yesterday

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by miketropic
Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: Colocasia Mojito
Replies: 64
Views: 5987

Re: Colocasia Mojito

figured since I'm new I should add to whatever posts are here already.. I know there alot easier to come by here in the states but the plant delights description was about right for us.. I have had these out since june and there a little over a foot. They have put on many new leafs but not height I'...
by miketropic
Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: New member glad to be here
Replies: 40
Views: 1528

Re: New member glad to be here

Arlon Tishmarsh wrote:The Lemon Lime Gecko looks a stunner icon_thumleft

I will have to take some new pics of it the leaves have really gone a bit crazy with there patterns almost looks like a limeaid gone wild :D
by miketropic
Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: New member glad to be here
Replies: 40
Views: 1528

Re: New member glad to be here

Im Game :lol:..... I see in some of the garden photos that everyone grows more than calo and alos. here.. I also get various canna and Musas from Brians.. picked up a musella lasiacarpa when I went friday
by miketropic
Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: New member glad to be here
Replies: 40
Views: 1528

Re: New member glad to be here

If they ever back off the import situation Id be glad to help everyone over there get some stuff we really have a nice selection over here
by miketropic
Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: New member glad to be here
Replies: 40
Views: 1528

Re: New member glad to be here

This seemed like one of the more active aroid boards so I had to join....whats even better than the stuff Brian sells me is the stuff he won't sell me :lol: The test fields are amazing and everyone will be very pleased when some of the new things arrive.. I'm sure you have seen pics of the puckered ...
by miketropic
Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: New member glad to be here
Replies: 40
Views: 1528

New member glad to be here

Thought I would introduce myself as I just found the board recently..hope its a warm welcome since Im from the other side of the world. I see that Brian Williams name pops up here alot and I just happen to be at his place about once a week so If there are ever any questions Id be happy to get anyone...