Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'

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Re: Colocasia Gigantea Thailand Giant Strain

Post by countrylover » Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:09 pm

Into the pond? Gigantea? I thought they were rather like alocasias and should not grow in water.
And remember, when you are "overpuped" I'm the first person who'll take care of your surplus big leaves :lol:

Scott Radford

Re: Colocasia Gigantea Thailand Giant Strain

Post by Scott Radford » Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:13 pm

countrylover wrote:Into the pond? Gigantea? I thought they were rather like alocasias and should not grow in water.
And remember, when you are "overpuped" I'm the first person who'll take care of your surplus big leaves :lol:
Only into a couple of inches of the stuff - roots only in it. and hence caution by a. getting two and b. making it the smaller one to go in to literally test the waters. Obviously I'll get it out if it shows any signs of distress. And sure thing you can be kept in mind for any that come from them icon_thumright

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Re: Colocasia Gigantea Thailand Giant Strain

Post by countrylover » Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:18 pm

Only into a couple of inches of the stuff - roots only in it. and hence caution by a. getting two and b. making it the smaller one to go in to literally test the waters.
Oh, I see.
Gosh I really need to get a proper greenhouse with a solar heating system. Just for my big leaved babies.

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Re: Colocasia Gigantea Thailand Giant Strain

Post by Dave Brown » Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:32 am

Scott Radford wrote: That one will be going into the pond tomorrow. I also got Jack's giant yesterday and with Borneo Giant coming next week, with my mammoth, I reckon I've got the big leaves sorted :D
Best of luck, but from what I have been hearing they grow BIG with heat, and pond water here is cooler than the top 15cm of the ground. :wink:

I have my Dark stemmed hybrid in the edge of the pond, and it is the slowest Coli I have, with 2 leaves since May. I'm thinking of taking it out so that I get some growth this year.
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Re: Colocasia Gigantea Thailand Giant Strain

Post by Scott Radford » Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:43 am

Dave Brown wrote:
Scott Radford wrote: That one will be going into the pond tomorrow. I also got Jack's giant yesterday and with Borneo Giant coming next week, with my mammoth, I reckon I've got the big leaves sorted :D
Best of luck, but from what I have been hearing they grow BIG with heat, and pond water here is cooler than the top 15cm of the ground. :wink:

I have my Dark stemmed hybrid in the edge of the pond, and it is the slowest Coli I have, with 2 leaves since May. I'm thinking of taking it out so that I get some growth this year.
Well it's an experiment Dave - obviously I'll keep a close eye on them all. Without doubt the worse farers at the moment are unsurprisingly Mojito and Tiger stripe - though I'm unsure of its heritage.

As for the ground here it and the water are much the same, no Colocasia unlike last year and previous years, is growing as an actuial pond marginal this year, but all in pots sat on the baskets which occupy the marginal shelf. Unlike you in the southeast we have no sun here to warm the ground :(

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Re: Colocasia Gigantea Thailand Giant Strain

Post by Dave Brown » Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:51 am

Scott Radford wrote: Unlike you in the southeast we have no sun here to warm the ground :(
If you say so.
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Re: Colocasia Gigantea Thailand Giant Strain

Post by countrylover » Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:24 am

Just want to inform that the seller you got your collies from has nice Xanthosoma sagittifloium for sale link hidden
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Re: Colocasia Gigantea Thailand Giant Strain

Post by Scott Radford » Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:20 pm

Dave Brown wrote:
Scott Radford wrote: Unlike you in the southeast we have no sun here to warm the ground :(
If you say so.
No Dave we do :lol:

Remember that day where you were telling us how warm and sunny and summerlike it was in Chalk - some 22C as I recall?

Well as I said on the forum then on that very day we had exactly half that - 11C and piffing down with rain. That basically sums things up nicely. If it's not raining like today, we have glimpses of sun, but it's mostly cloudy even though we had a sunny day forecast - so do tell how's it in Chalk today my friend?

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Re: Colocasia Gigantea Thailand Giant Strain

Post by Scott Radford » Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:31 pm

countrylover wrote:Just want to inform that the seller you got your collies from has nice Xanthosoma sagittifloium for sale http://cgi.ebay.de/Xanthosoma-sagittifo ... 1025wt_911
I already have three nice specimens of this plant, two of which are vying to give me my biggest leaf so far on any of my plants
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Re: Colocasia Gigantea Thailand Giant Strain

Post by countrylover » Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:44 pm

Nice ones icon_thumleft
I managed to grow them really big indoors under my LED lamp. Leaves were huge but very fragile like they were missing something - UV radiation I believe.

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Re: Colocasia Gigantea Thailand Giant Strain

Post by Dave Brown » Sat Jul 23, 2011 1:14 pm

Scott Radford wrote:
No Dave we do :lol:

Remember that day where you were telling us how warm and sunny and summerlike it was in Chalk - some 22C as I recall?

Well as I said on the forum then on that very day we had exactly half that - 11C and piffing down with rain. That basically sums things up nicely. If it's not raining like today, we have glimpses of sun, but it's mostly cloudy even though we had a sunny day forecast - so do tell how's it in Chalk today my friend?
Cloudy 17C with a cold NW wind. Moved all potted Colies into the covered bit, and closed one end of the poly. If I had a Thai Giant it would be in the conservatory today, which is 28.8C
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Re: Colocasia Gigantea Thailand Giant Strain

Post by Scott Radford » Sat Jul 23, 2011 1:21 pm

It's brightish here not sunny though

It is 19C with a breath of NW winds

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Re: Colocasia Gigantea Thailand Giant Strain

Post by SteveW » Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:49 pm

It's been very warm and sunny here in cornwall today
Got the sunburn to prove it :lol:

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Re: Colocasia Gigantea Thailand Giant Strain

Post by jimhardy » Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:15 pm

Thai giant is not a bog plant like most/many EE's.
They actually like to dry out a little between waterings.
I don't think I would plant them in water...esp in
a cooler climate.

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Re: Colocasia Gigantea Thailand Giant Strain

Post by Scott Radford » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:02 pm

jimhardy wrote:Thai giant is not a bog plant like most/many EE's.
They actually like to dry out a little between waterings.
I don't think I would plant them in water...esp in
a cooler climate.
Really?

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/123816/

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Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

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