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by SteveW
Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: FINALLY :) got my hands on Ensete Hiniba :):):)
Replies: 139
Views: 11107

Re: FINALLY :) got my hands on Ensete Hiniba :):):)

Beautiful :D
So glad they got there,so far you're the first person other than Dave to have received them to my knowledge.Yours were posted about 5mins before the post office shut last night,so not a bad turn around at all icon_thumleft
by SteveW
Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Crews Hill, North London
Replies: 137
Views: 8057

Re: Crews Hill, North London

Half price giant Phoenix canariensis_CIDP,I'll be there grub :lol:
by SteveW
Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: I.D. Please Colocasia gigantea?? NEW I.D. PHOTOS
Replies: 17
Views: 1254

Re: I.D. Please Colocasia gigantea??

Hi kris Doesn't look like gigantea to me mate. The first thing you notice with your plant is it's got glossy leaves,not many colocasias hav a glossy leaf,fontanesii and a few others but definitely not gigantea. Yours looks to me like it's a remusatia maybe or even am alocasia icon_scratch The leaves...
by SteveW
Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'
Replies: 183
Views: 15245

Re: Colocasia Gigantea Thailand Giant Strain

Missed your post Scott My thai giant looks nothing like NBD's plant in leaf shape Who's is the correct plant? Can't tell you,but what I can tell you is mine came from kentgardeners huge plant,that came from Briansbotanicals If thats not good enough for you,do a quick search to find the pics of it la...
by SteveW
Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'
Replies: 183
Views: 15245

Re: Colocasia Gigantea Thailand Giant Strain

Well,Nicebutdims leaf looks completely different to mine,but as I've stated before mine came from a plant that acheived epic proportions last year.So difinitely a thai giant. Your plant Amber looks very much like mine did when I got it last summer,with an almost heart shaped leaf.Same colour to the ...
by SteveW
Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:41 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: heavy snow in New Zealand
Replies: 13
Views: 676

Re: heavy snow in New Zealand

Well I haven't checked any websites,but being as my sister lives just northof Auckland thought she'd know what the weathers actually like Spoke to her this morning(whatsapp again)and it's currently piffing down,local slang I believe for raining :lol: Don't have to believe me on that though,just my w...
by SteveW
Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:10 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: Variegated Arum - Zantedeschia
Replies: 23
Views: 1631

Re: Variegated Arum - Zantedeschia

I'd best put my name down on the waiting list for the day you do decide to dig it up then Dave :lol: The variegation on the leaves is very nice,very much like a variegated alocasia mac,but nicer I seem to remember Mark bought a variegated arum from pheonix or maybe cgf a few years ago. Think that on...
by SteveW
Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: heavy snow in New Zealand
Replies: 13
Views: 676

Re: heavy snow in New Zealand

Just spoke to my sis via whatsapp and shes told me theres no snow in Auckland.
Plenty down south in Turangi though
by SteveW
Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:01 am
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: Variegated Arum - Zantedeschia
Replies: 23
Views: 1631

Re: Variegated Arum

Looksvery nice Dave :D
Not sure I'd try digging that lot up either,maybe in a few years time once the variegated bit starts propagating itself it'd be worth doing.
by SteveW
Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'
Replies: 183
Views: 15245

Re: Colocasia Gigantea Thailand Giant Strain

a couple of pics of both gigantea and thai strain giant,maybe they'll help you all decide whats what :lol:
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Thai strain giant
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Colocasia gigantea
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gigantea
by SteveW
Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'
Replies: 183
Views: 15245

Re: Colocasia Gigantea Thailand Giant Strain

Well the eBay pics look like my Thai giant and I also grow gigantea so can tell te difference between both. My Thai one came from Kentgardener John last year when I visited him. We took it straight from the mother plant that was immense in size. His plant originally came from brians botanicals when ...
by SteveW
Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'
Replies: 183
Views: 15245

Re: Colocasia Gigantea Thailand Giant Strain

Well done on getting the Thai giant!
As for size,Kentgardener John managed to get his to well over a metre last year.
The pup he gave me is doing well,but nowhere near that size yet,but there's still more than enough growing time left to get near that :D
by SteveW
Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Biggest colocasia leaf. I challenge you!
Replies: 147
Views: 6525

Re: Biggest colocasia leaf. I challenge you!

That's an awesome sized leaf Jim :mrgreen:
My little Thai giants half tg size of yours weighing in at 51cm icon_cheers :lol:
It's currently running in joint second here with my alocasia calidora (both came from John) being beaten by alocasia portora with it's 65cm leaf :D
by SteveW
Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:37 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Musa Sikkimensis or Musa Cavendishii?
Replies: 5
Views: 577

Re: Musa Sikkimensis or Musa Cavendishii?

The other main difference is the fact you can't grow them from seed as they're an edible dessert banana. Basically what you buy in the shops are cavendish bananas so the only way you'll end up with a cav is by buying either a tc'ed plant or pup
by SteveW
Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:38 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: W.Robusta are there any left?
Replies: 10
Views: 705

Re: W.Robusta are there any left?

Mine are fine too :D