My colocasia Mammoth

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My colocasia Mammoth

Post by sanatic1234 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:35 pm

This is one of my colocasia mammoths so far and im finally getting some biggish leafs now, I am very impressed :)
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Re: My colocasia Mammoth

Post by The Codfather » Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:10 pm

God mine is 4 times bigger than that..... icon_scratch
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Re: My colocasia Mammoth

Post by sanatic1234 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:14 pm

well considering mine was only this big when i got it, i think it is doing ok coddy :) :wink:
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Re: My colocasia Mammoth

Post by sanatic1234 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:14 pm

Plus it is growing fast now as well :)

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Re: My colocasia Mammoth

Post by The Codfather » Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:16 pm

so was mine...... icon_scratch
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Re: My colocasia Mammoth

Post by sanatic1234 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:19 pm

OH...? Don't know then either way, i am still very happy with it and every leaf is only going to get bigger now i hope. I am not feeding mine either, don't ask me why, i just never do. :lol:

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Re: My colocasia Mammoth

Post by Dave Brown » Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:25 pm

The Codfather wrote:so was mine...... icon_scratch
Was :shock: Explain :ahhh!:
sanatic1234 wrote:OH...? I am not feeding mine either, don't ask me why, i just never do. :lol:
It'll never get big then, as they don't without feed :wink:
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Re: My colocasia Mammoth

Post by sanatic1234 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:28 pm

More the reason i think for not feeding was that i wanted it to get properly established first before giving any feed, i may start with a half the strength miracle grow, mixed with a 1/4 of tomatoe feed. :)

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Re: My colocasia Mammoth

Post by The Codfather » Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:51 pm

He said......."but mine was only this big when I got it".....and showed a pic of it.

and I said....so was mine.....i.e the same size as the one in the pic.....its now growing for England.
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Post by sanatic1234 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:59 pm

Post a pic of it coddy i would love to see the big leaf :)

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Re: My colocasia Mammoth

Post by The Codfather » Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:25 pm

If I have time tonight\midweek....If not deffo the weekend.....still at work.
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Re: My colocasia Mammoth

Post by Dave Brown » Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:29 pm

sanatic1234 wrote:More the reason i think for not feeding was that i wanted it to get properly established first before giving any feed, i may start with a half the strength miracle grow, mixed with a 1/4 of tomatoe feed. :)
I would not recommend tom feed for Colocasia or Alocasia, as they don't produce leaves while flowering and the tom feed is high in potassium to promote flowers and fruit. Chempak No 2 or Miracle-gro with Miracle-gro lawn feed mixed, but NOT LAWN FEED AND WEED.

You want high nitrogen for big deep green leaves 1/2 strength twice a week or so. :wink:
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Re: My colocasia Mammoth

Post by The Codfather » Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:33 pm

Thats what I have been doing but I also add some epsom salts too.
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Re: My colocasia Mammoth

Post by sanatic1234 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:34 pm

nice one dave i will do that thank you for the information, as for the chempak i can not find this nowhere in my town, i have the miracle grow liquid feed but not the lawn feed must get some, i could always use nettle feed as that is high in nitrogen :)

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Re: My colocasia Mammoth

Post by khaskings » Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:44 pm

The Codfather wrote:Thats what I have been doing but I also add some epsom salts too.
Is this the same stuff you use?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/25Kg-Epsom-Sa ... 1988wt_905

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