Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'

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Re: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'

Post by The Codfather » Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:17 pm

icon_cheers its pupping........
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Re: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'

Post by Dave Brown » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:35 pm

The Codfather wrote:icon_cheers its pupping........
No pups, but flowered here
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Re: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'

Post by miketropic » Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:06 am

Dave Brown wrote:
The Codfather wrote:icon_cheers its pupping........
No pups, but flowered here
they have a habit of self pollinating so you might get lucky Dave.
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Re: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'

Post by Dave Brown » Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:39 am

miketropic wrote:
Dave Brown wrote:
The Codfather wrote:icon_cheers its pupping........
No pups, but flowered here
they have a habit of self pollinating so you might get lucky Dave.
That would be a bonus Mike :D I think Brian Williams has a greenhouse full of seedlings, but I'm not sure how you can store seed over winter, as they lose viability very quickly.
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Re: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'

Post by chrismc » Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:54 am

id be happy to experiment with any seed icon_tongue


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Re: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'

Post by miketropic » Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:02 pm

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they have a habit of self pollinating so you might get lucky Dave.[/quote]
That would be a bonus Mike :D I think Brian Williams has a greenhouse full of seedlings, but I'm not sure how you can store seed over winter, as they lose viability very quickly.[/quote]


If I told you how many seedlings and hybrid seedlings were there you wouldn't believe me. I looked at a jar of I would say 10K thai seeds just the other day. if you get some they will germ in about 7 days pot them and keep it going. separating the seed from the berry is the tricky part..good luck. Mine has just put out a new leaf a bit over 3ft so I am hopeing for somthing stellar on the next one.
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Re: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'

Post by The Codfather » Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:33 pm

Do pups stop the main plant growing faster\bigger......and the same question for Alocasia's.....as I would like one BIG plant.
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Re: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'

Post by miketropic » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:12 pm

pups wont slow it down any as long as it has the food to let everyone eat. I would seperate them as soon as they had real roots and let them get going on there own though so winter will be easier. If you leave them on they will feed off the mother corm during winter but if you lose it you lose all.
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Re: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'

Post by The Codfather » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:42 pm

It now has a second pup starting icon_cheers icon_cheers icon_cheers icon_cheers icon_cheers
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Re: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'

Post by Dave Brown » Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:44 am

The Codfather wrote:It now has a second pup starting icon_cheers icon_cheers icon_cheers icon_cheers icon_cheers
Is it a Thai Giant you have Coddy? as the standard gigantea pups like crazy, but my Thai's aren't.
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Re: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'

Post by The Codfather » Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:47 pm

Yep.....from Brian's....Mike sent me ir. :D
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Re: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'

Post by miketropic » Sun Jul 21, 2013 2:28 am

The Codfather wrote:Yep.....from Brian's....Mike sent me ir. :D

Glad that thing made it all winter.
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Re: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'

Post by The Codfather » Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:23 pm

Dave....I think you right....checked out the tag... Colocasia Gigantea Thailand.
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Re: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'

Post by miketropic » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:21 pm

Ive only messed with the thai giant..plant delights has some form of gigante they sell but I have never seen one in person but from all i have read and pics I have seen they look similar to mammoth in leaf structure and the way they are held..thai giant looks like no other colocasia
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Re: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'

Post by Alexander » Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:13 am

miketropic wrote:Ive only messed with the thai giant..plant delights has some form of gigante they sell but I have never seen one in person but from all i have read and pics I have seen they look similar to mammoth in leaf structure and the way they are held..thai giant looks like no other colocasia
My Colocasia gigantea Thai Giant comes from Plant delight nursery. I have visited that nursery last May. Very nice place!

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