Thai giant flowering and dividing

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nicebutdim
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Thai giant flowering and dividing

Post by nicebutdim » Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:25 am

My colocasia thai giant is dividing up and producing a flower spike, is this flower anything worth saving and seeing, as my instinct is to cut it off.
Does anyone have any ideas on this

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Re: Thai giant flowering and dividing

Post by Dave Brown » Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:46 pm

Missed this post, but better late than never. :oops:

Colocasia tend not to be as affected by flowering as Alocasia, as they flower at the same time as producing leaves, where as Alocasia stop producing leaves while in flower. The leaves tend to get slightly smaller as flowering approaches. I've not seen a Thai Giant flower so I can't tell you what to expect. Some Colocasia have very sweetly scented flowers. Undoubtedly it will be a spathe and a spadix.

Choice is yours but either way it won't make much difference to the plant IMO :wink:
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Re: Thai giant flowering and dividing

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:48 pm

Keep it on and take a photo and smell it. Report your findings here!

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Re: Thai giant flowering and dividing

Post by nicebutdim » Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:10 pm

Kris
At the moment it is a big fat but ,if the frost permits I'll take a pic when it opens up.

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