Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'

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Re: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'

Post by CW01 » Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:02 pm

Looking good mine seemed fine until Christmas then a rapid down hill spiral which resulted in total rot icon_thumbdown
Will get a new one this season and hope for better results

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Re: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'

Post by Dave Brown » Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:37 pm

Carl, I have to admit, this is the most Alocasia like, Colocasia I have grown. Definitely seems to want to go dormant over the dark period of winter, and seems to need bottom heat to get it going again.
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Re: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'

Post by countrylover » Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:33 pm

I cannot agree Dave. It's the first time I have Thai Giant and must say it behaves like any other collie. It grows nicely in a normal room temperature unlike alocasias which have to be "cooked"

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Re: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'

Post by Dave Brown » Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:45 pm

countrylover wrote:I cannot agree Dave. It's the first time I have Thai Giant and ust say it behaves like any other collie. It grows nicely in a normal room temperature unlike alocasias which have to be "cooked"
Perhaps you have a spare heated room, which most people don't have. ;) My conservatory with min of around 7 to 10C was too cold for them. and they wet dormant. These were the only Collies to do that in the conservatory.
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Post by countrylover » Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:52 pm

True I do not have a conservatory but I am also surprised my plants are still alive. They've been thru a lot

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Re: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'

Post by Dave Brown » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:13 pm

Oh just realised I haven't updated this recently :roll:

30th March 2nd leaf open but not full size yet. It is on a heat mat in the conservatory
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Now that spring has finally sprung, the prop area has moved out into the Lunar Module with 2 x 1.1m heatmats on 50% 15 mins on, 15 mins off. It has now grown a 3rd leaf which has just opened, so we'll have to see how big that one gets :wink:
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Re: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:08 pm

icon_salut Well done for keeping it going over winter.

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Re: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'

Post by GREVILLE » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:13 pm

Yorkshire Kris wrote:icon_salut Well done for keeping it going over winter.
I'll echo that. I've got one coming from Simon, soon. I hope to see a similar result this time next year...pleeeease.

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Re: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'

Post by The Codfather » Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:02 pm

I kave kept my pup on the go all winter.....yet its alot lighter green than your Dave....its even has a blue'ish look. I got mine from Brian's B. G. through Mike.
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Re: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'

Post by miketropic » Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:31 pm

The Codfather wrote:I kave kept my pup on the go all winter.....yet its alot lighter green than your Dave....its even has a blue'ish look. I got mine from Brian's B. G. through Mike.

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Re: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'

Post by Tom and Shell » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:49 pm

Well done Dave, hats off icon_king icon_king

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Re: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'

Post by countrylover » Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:04 pm

A little update.
One week outdoors and my colocasia decided to bloom.
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Re: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'

Post by miketropic » Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:09 pm

if you can keep it outside it will usually self pollinate or is pollinated easy by insects..easier than any other calo I know of. hand pollination is very easy as well due to the large scale of everything.

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Re: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'

Post by countrylover » Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:14 pm

Oh no, I'm gonna cut the flower off. I want it to grow huge leaves and as we know these plants tend to slow down with growth while flowering

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Re: Colocasia Gigantea Thailand Giant Strain

Post by Panama Pete » Fri May 10, 2013 10:08 pm

Hi all

Didnt want to start a new post as found this.
Can I acheive good growth in a pot. ?


Any tips

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