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by nicebutdim
Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'
Replies: 183
Views: 18721

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???? My one will be going on Ebay hopefully in about a month or so ,once it's ...
by nicebutdim
Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: Borneo Giant going yellow around the egdes
Replies: 12
Views: 847

Borneo Giant going yellow around the egdes

The plant is growing well but this isn't a good sign ,yellow leaves at the edges,wondering if I have overdone the lawn fertiliser.The biggest leaf now is 730 mm which for me is really good,the best I've had so far,anyone have any ideas as to what could be wrong.It's growing under glass and watered d...
by nicebutdim
Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:37 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'
Replies: 183
Views: 18721

Re: Colocasia Gigantea Thailand Giant Strain

countrylover wrote:Amberforce and Scott when you get your plants take some photos of them and email to LariAnn Garner from Aroidia Research. You should find the answer what you got then
PS
Scott you promised us pics of your these-are-not-Xanthosomas :wink:
LariAnn only deals with alocasia not colocasia .
by nicebutdim
Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'
Replies: 183
Views: 18721

Re: Colocasia Gigantea Thailand Giant Strain

They do speak English. I might be going back to Germany in few weeks time and buy it for you and myself. If not, I could buy it and my mate would bring it to me from Krautsland. I'll give him a bell and ask when he's gonna visit Poland again. I still believe they'll send it to you. BTW what colocas...
by nicebutdim
Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: Nepenthes Miranda not pitchering
Replies: 13
Views: 1091

Re: Nepenthes Miranda not pitchering

Orchid bark and sphagnum moss would be a good mix, any chance your bright light is just a bit too bright and moving into a bit more shade could encourage pitchers? They have only had bright light for about a week now as our light is pretty dim,the leaves are red because of the sun exposure so I hav...
by nicebutdim
Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: Nepenthes Miranda not pitchering
Replies: 13
Views: 1091

Re: Nepenthes Miranda not pitchering

Dim if you arent using fertiliser and are keeping it well watered then maybe you should consider giving it a more shaded position. What sort of soil medium are you using? Maybe try repotting it with something basic like a mix of pine bark and sphagnum. I avoid using both perlite and vermiculite wit...
by nicebutdim
Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:00 pm
Forum: Bamboos and Grasses
Topic: Black bamboo new shoots are green
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Black bamboo new shoots are green

My black bamboo new shoots are coming out green,is this normal
by nicebutdim
Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: Nepenthes Miranda not pitchering
Replies: 13
Views: 1091

Re: Nepenthes Miranda not pitchering

Take it to a baseball match? :lol: Otherwise, could the soil be too fertile, or too alkaline, perhaps? Are you watering with just rainwater? They produce pitchers to catch insects for nutrient supply, so if it is getting more nutrients than it needs, it might not bother to produce pitchers? Can you...
by nicebutdim
Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:14 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: Nepenthes Miranda not pitchering
Replies: 13
Views: 1091

Re: Nepenthes Miranda not pitchering

Where are you growing it NBD, it could be just a little picky on where it's sited. I'm not growing the miranda but have the Nepenthes lowii here and attached it to my tree fern last year on the shady side and no pitchers grew, had leaves though. In late Summer when I bought it inside it started to ...
by nicebutdim
Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:47 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: Nepenthes Miranda not pitchering
Replies: 13
Views: 1091

Nepenthes Miranda not pitchering

Anyone know how to get my pitcher to pitch,it grows well but no pitchers for the last two years,not sure what time of year it is supposed to produce them as it's been so long.May be connected with the length of daylight hours
by nicebutdim
Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: Ferns and Treeferns
Topic: How to tell small Dicksonia antarctica from wild ferns in uk
Replies: 1
Views: 625

How to tell small Dicksonia antarctica from wild ferns in uk

Having lost a number of big Dicksonia antarctica last year I bought a number of smaller ones that look identical to the usual uk ferns that grow wild,without the trunk of course.Is there any distinguishable way to tell them apart ?
by nicebutdim
Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:43 am
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: Alocasia Gigantea help please
Replies: 14
Views: 1749

Re: Alocasia Gigantea help please

Colocasia root from the top of the rhizome, at the base of a shoot, not Alocasia. :wink: Thanks for the reminder,having lost too many alocasia to rot,I'm nervous about giving them any water,hence the waiting until leaf sprout is moving.I've already lost about 100mm off the length of my calidora as ...
by nicebutdim
Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: Alocasia Gigantea help please
Replies: 14
Views: 1749

Re: Alocasia Gigantea help please

I sprouted my Alocasia macrorrhiza from a rhizome in a prop at 35C, so by hot I'd say maybe 35/40C, not boiling. Normal props are 25C. I have seen bocasajoes pics and wondering how soon after roots would expect to appear,as he does say overnight,I've kept mine going into it's second day now without...
by nicebutdim
Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Ferns and Treeferns
Topic: Is there a Dicksonia antarctica booster formula
Replies: 7
Views: 1144

Re: Is there a Dicksonia antarctica booster formula

Hi i have just been looking at palm boosters that increase healthier foliage and quicker height increase. This got me thinking as to if you kind buy a similar formula for Dicksonia antarctica's? Judging by the massive response I imagine the answer is no. I have seen fantastic tree ferns in Australi...
by nicebutdim
Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: Alocasia Gigantea help please
Replies: 14
Views: 1749

Re: Alocasia Gigantea help please

Im going to use a tropical fishtank heater they are great and come with lil clips and suction cups to attach to the side of a container. I wonder what "hot" is,a fish tank would go up to say 28c which is warmish but the clip I saw said ...hot overnight,which I take to mean hotter than that and also...