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by nicebutdim
Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:16 am
Forum: Bamboos and Grasses
Topic: overwinter cyperus papyrus not alternifolia
Replies: 9
Views: 767

Re: overwinter cyperus papyrus not alternifolia

Good luck with this . Not an easy thing to keep alive over winter. Very easy from seed though . I have grown from seed but it takes a few years to reach any size certainly not in the next year or two.I met someone in South London who had kept this "grass" in his lean to ,let it die down and it came...
by nicebutdim
Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: Bamboos and Grasses
Topic: overwinter cyperus papyrus not alternifolia
Replies: 9
Views: 767

overwinter cyperus papyrus not alternifolia

anyone had any luck doing this,the alternifolia is easy even in icy weather but papyrus is a different story.Tried it in heated water at about 60 tried it dry but very hit and miss
by nicebutdim
Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:55 am
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: montbeliardi and soil warming cable
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Re: montbeliardi and soil warming cable

MikeC wrote:Can you overwinter it in the loft?
As the loft is insulated it's quite cold up there
by nicebutdim
Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:35 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: montbeliardi and soil warming cable
Replies: 2
Views: 315

montbeliardi and soil warming cable

Has anyone ever tried this,I have a huge montbeliardi and am stuck as to where to overwinter it and wondering if this would work.be interested to see if anyone has experience of this with a 'Montbeliardii'.I know basjoo can take a lot of abuse but these are not as tough,although I had a small one su...
by nicebutdim
Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: Thai giant flowering and dividing
Replies: 3
Views: 501

Re: Thai giant flowering and dividing

Kris
At the moment it is a big fat but ,if the frost permits I'll take a pic when it opens up.
by nicebutdim
Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:25 am
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: Thai giant flowering and dividing
Replies: 3
Views: 501

Thai giant flowering and dividing

My colocasia thai giant is dividing up and producing a flower spike, is this flower anything worth saving and seeing, as my instinct is to cut it off.
Does anyone have any ideas on this
by nicebutdim
Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: How to overwinter large heliconia rostrata
Replies: 3
Views: 690

Re: How to overwinter large heliconia rostrata

It's too big to come indoors about 6 feet high and three feet wide,this is not the only big plant I need to bring in.It's a matter of priorities.
by nicebutdim
Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: heat mat advice wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 249

heat mat advice wanted

I have an alocasia that needs heat,it's not the regular odora ,got it in Florida but it's really struggling over here despite being 6 years old.It needs something to keep it alive in the winter as I don't want it to go dormant,a heat mat would seem to be the answer,just something to cover one 6" pot...
by nicebutdim
Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:49 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Heliconia Outdoors?
Replies: 8
Views: 1980

Re: Heliconia Outdoors?

I have had heliconia rostrata outside in the garden since last April where it still is.Now about 6 feet tall and still producing new leaves.Had no blooms yet but up until now I have always kept it dry in winter,which seemed to be a mistake as it looked a lot better kept watered,although this was ins...
by nicebutdim
Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: When to start storing musas for winter,is this too early
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Re: When to start storing musas for winter,is this too early

[media][/ I am interested mainly ,in storing ensete ventricosum ,the wild ethiopean variety .I found the maurelliis are a lot easier to keep.Maurellii seems to be the adopted name of the ensete vent,which is all green with a red rib.I have tried over many years to keep these without success,even kee...
by nicebutdim
Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: When to start storing musas for winter,is this too early
Replies: 3
Views: 399

When to start storing musas for winter,is this too early

Wondering if this is too early to store for winter,just cut one ensete vent ,the wild one not maurelli down from 12 feet as it won't fit in the house anywhere.I know the ethiopeans store them for months but no idea how they do it.The maurellis pull through after a fashion but I always lose these hug...
by nicebutdim
Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:46 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: How to overwinter large heliconia rostrata
Replies: 3
Views: 690

How to overwinter large heliconia rostrata

Is anyone familiar with doing this,usually it comes in the house and this year can't be done.Can it be cut down to the ground and stored,in which case how will that affect future flowering,it is about 6 feet high and about 2 feet across,the whole clump that is. Does anyone have any suggestions,I kno...
by nicebutdim
Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: Borneo mac suddenly stopped growing stood still for a month
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Re: Borneo mac suddenly stopped growing stood still for a mo

Dave Brown wrote:I agree, :wink:

NBD, Is it actually a Borneo Mac, or a Mac Borneo Giant. With LariAnn she could have crossed them so difficult to know for sure.
Hi I actually bought it as a Mac Borneo . I didn't realise there were two variations Borneo Mac and Mac Borneo Giant.Hope it's not going to flower .
by nicebutdim
Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: Borneo mac suddenly stopped growing stood still for a month
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Borneo mac suddenly stopped growing stood still for a month

My Borneo Mac that I've had about 7 years now from Lari Ann has suddenly come to a halt after producing a huge leaf and half way onto the second one it has stood still for about 6 weeks now.Never had that happen before,the roots look good as I took it out of the pot to have a look,in the pic it's th...
by nicebutdim
Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: Borneo Giant going yellow around the egdes
Replies: 12
Views: 842

Re: Borneo Giant going yellow around the egdes

Kata, Borneo Giant is a type of Alocasia macrorrhiza. NBT if it is really a Borneo Giant, you have done better with it than anyone I know. The problems I had was it got bigger, to about 30cm by August and as soon as it started to cool off, they got smaller again. Mine eventually faded away in 2008 ...