Alocasia Mayan Mask - Could be one of my favourites :)

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Post by GoggleboxUK » Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:22 pm

Mine look awful:

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Post by Yorkshire Kris » Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:50 pm

GoggleboxUK wrote:Mine look awful:

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Quite a bit of sun scorch there. The new leaves will be fine.


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Post by GoggleboxUK » Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:57 pm

Yep, the leaves that point at the ground and those behind the statues are absolutely fine.

The 2 largest leaves are actually recovering though, they were totally white at one point.

I think I might have to relocate these in case we get another hot spell.
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Post by Yorkshire Kris » Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:17 pm

I hope we do get another hot spell!


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Post by Dave Brown » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:44 pm

GoggleboxUK wrote:Yep, the leaves that point at the ground and those behind the statues are absolutely fine.

The 2 largest leaves are actually recovering though, they were totally white at one point.

I think I might have to relocate these in case we get another hot spell.
I don't know why yours are so different from mine, maybe apart from mine have not been grown indoors icon_scratch
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Post by rajah99 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:57 pm

ive got mine indoors and its finally sprouted a new leaf! however there are dozens of tiny midges all over the original compost. I've tried provado spray, but butters are still there.


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Post by Dave Brown » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:47 am

rajah99 wrote:ive got mine indoors and its finally sprouted a new leaf! however there are dozens of tiny midges all over the original compost. I've tried provado spray, but butters are still there.
They are not likely to be midges, more like compost flies, which are attracted to peat based compost, and get everywhere. The provado may only work for a short period and eggs may not be affected. Best method of controlling them is to sprinkle sharp sand or grit on the surface of the compost. Alocasia prefer a quick drying surface touching the base of the plant, it reduces the chances of rot setting in in cooler weather. :wink:
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Post by rajah99 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:53 am

Cheers Dave

I changed the compost, and washed the roots proper before replanting. But on my tropicana i did put sand down, and poured water mixed with fairy liquid. havent seen those butters come back so far! icon_cheers


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Post by GREVILLE » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:22 pm

Up date on my double plant that I separated and repotted after the roots rotted.

Kept in the greenhouse, the larger one has put out three leaves since early June but the tiny piece of tuber that went dormant stubbornly refuses to start.


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Post by Dim » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:33 am

I planted my two mayan mask in a garden several weeks ago ....

nothing much happened .... they just sat there with no new growth ... lost a few leaves as they drooped when I planted them

had a look yesterday, and both have new leaves forming now, so am looking forward to see what they look like at the end of summer

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Post by Yorkshire Kris » Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:37 am

Just repotted my runt into a litre or so pot. Keeping in greenhouse till next year.


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Post by Dave Brown » Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:23 am

Yorkshire Kris wrote:Just repotted my runt into a litre or so pot. Keeping in greenhouse till next year.
Kris, If they have stalled they need some sort of bottom heat to kick start them, particularly when very small. I have an 11w sankey uncontrolled prop, giving 25 to 40C depending on ambient temp. All my new or stalled, Alocasia go on that with 5mm water in the bottom. Alocasia want hot and wet to kick start them. No other combination works as well for me.

Cool wet = root rot
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Post by Yorkshire Kris » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:11 pm

I have had it in and out of the propogator and it is growing just not as well as yours. Green


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Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:42 pm

UPDATE. It's growing much better now and have it outdoors in partial shade.


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Post by miketropic » Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:26 pm

these plants seem to do horrible in full sun. they also have a tendancy to feed heavy. if you don't give them enough food the maroon will almost dissapear from the backs and the fronts will get alot of yellowing..Don't know how long these have been in the UK but I thought I would add a little somthing
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