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by nicebutdim
Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:55 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: LED Lighting the short version
Replies: 10
Views: 913

LED Lighting the short version

After reading pages of in depth technical information I emailed the manufacturers as I was getting well out my depth.Isn't there something missing in all this detail I have pasted below, in it's entirety; ''it depends how many plants you have. any of our standard lights will suffice. you can have th...
by nicebutdim
Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:55 am
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: Alocasia odora going yellow
Replies: 9
Views: 1639

Re: Alocasia odora going yellow

Hmm that is strange mate, did you give it a good feed in the summer? mine is still a nice dark green colour but can't explain the leaf flop? My washingtonia robusta is turning yellow, i know its totally different plant but strange still? No that could be the problem,I have had a few alocasias rot a...
by nicebutdim
Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: Alocasia odora going yellow
Replies: 9
Views: 1639

Re: Alocasia odora going yellow

I don't want to hijack your topic nicebutdim but i also have a alocasia that is concerning me but it is a calidora. I notice one of my leafs have started to flop over? it has only happened on the one big leaf? i watered 2 days ago but still no change? any suggestions? Has your odora done that niceb...
by nicebutdim
Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: Alocasia odora going yellow
Replies: 9
Views: 1639

Alocasia odora going yellow

I brought in my odora from outside two weeks ago and it's now going yellow.I was worried about it rotting outside so I planted it in almost pure gravel.It's now indoors at 60 degrees .I watered it yesterday as it was dry,could this be the problem or does it need a good feed
by nicebutdim
Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: X. Sagittifolium
Replies: 11
Views: 953

Re: X. Sagittifolium

The info I have says if a Led array is 15w, it is 15w !, and the light output is the same if you have 15 x 1watt leds or 15000 x 1miliwatt leds, obviously 15000 leds will be much more expensive to manufacture :roll: Don't look at the number of leds, look at the wattage :wink: Hi Dave I'm a bit conf...
by nicebutdim
Sat Nov 20, 2010 11:17 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: X. Sagittifolium
Replies: 11
Views: 953

Re: X. Sagittifolium

Hi. I have this kind of led lamp http://cgi.ebay.de/Profi-LED-Pflanzen-Grow-Lampe-225-LEDs-Rot-Blau-12Volt-/370457878919?pt=DE_Sport_Camping_Outdoor_Lampen_Laternen&hash=item564102a187 So I put the lamp by the window about 20 cm above the plants. Within 2 weeks each plant produced 3 leaves but the ...
by nicebutdim
Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:48 am
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: X. Sagittifolium
Replies: 11
Views: 953

Re: X. Sagittifolium

I have one sagittifolium and violaceum. They are now under my LED lamp ( a little experiment how LED light promotes growth of plants). I'm very pleased with their growth-better than colocasias in my opinion. Hi Country lover ,can you give some info on your led lamp,sounds interesting as low light i...
by nicebutdim
Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Wise to cut through ensete ventricosum at the base
Replies: 6
Views: 684

Re: Wise to cut through ensete ventricosum at the base

I know these are really hard to overwinter and having two big ones,I'm wondering if it's feasible to cut these low down,well below any leaves.They are big as it is and while they are in a conservatory I still want to keep their height down but keep them alive and ticking over.Has anyone had any exp...
by nicebutdim
Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:11 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Wise to cut through ensete ventricosum at the base
Replies: 6
Views: 684

Wise to cut through ensete ventricosum at the base

I know these are really hard to overwinter and having two big ones,I'm wondering if it's feasible to cut these low down,well below any leaves.They are big as it is and while they are in a conservatory I still want to keep their height down but keep them alive and ticking over.Has anyone had any expe...
by nicebutdim
Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: X. Sagittifolium
Replies: 11
Views: 953

X. Sagittifolium

Does anyone grow these as I read they can grow as big as alocasia and look very similar.I've not read much about them on this forum and wondering why they don't get as much of a mention as alocasias and colocasias,if they are so similar
by nicebutdim
Sat Nov 13, 2010 4:38 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Musa Ae Ae
Replies: 13
Views: 2029

Re: Musa Ae Ae

Musa Ae Ae The supposedly rare banana plant that every man and his dog has on bananas.org :lol: :lol: :lol: I have had mine for two years now,if i could only keep one banana plant in the world it wouldn't be this,its a nice banana but extra care has to be taken is has to be kept in a half shade hal...
by nicebutdim
Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:50 pm
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: C Humilis is there a cure for this yet?
Replies: 3
Views: 516

C Humilis is there a cure for this yet?

I have a number of these and some are developing the legendary brown spots, some I have had 20 years and only recently developed these distinguishing marks. I have had two that were leafed to the ground(not sure if that's gramatical) but now I have had to remove some 30 leaves giving that pineapple ...
by nicebutdim
Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Ferns and Treeferns
Topic: Have a few dicksonia problems
Replies: 24
Views: 2274

Re: Have a few dicksonia problems

Tom2006 wrote:Sorry to hear you have lost three. Are your remaining ferns in pots? How often have you been watering them this summer? I hope they pull through.

No, not in pots all three are in the ground and have been for a few years now.
by nicebutdim
Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: Ferns and Treeferns
Topic: "I'm sure not a lot of people know this"
Replies: 3
Views: 1015

"I'm sure not a lot of people know this"

I recently bought some small tree ferns from Cornwall and was surprised to read on the care sheet that a major cause of deaths in winter is not the cold but a lack of water at the roots,not the top obviously.Make sure they are regularly watered.Maybe this is common knowledge ,if so I should get out ...
by nicebutdim
Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:56 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: Colocasias and Alocasias don't seem to have done well
Replies: 9
Views: 748

Re: Colocasias and Alocasias don't seem to have done well

Dave do you know if the "apparent steam effect" gadgets seen sometimes in garden centres that look a bit like swirling mist are in fact steam and would do the job of creating humidity?