colocasia madeira

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Re: colocasia madeira

Post by Mr List » Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:55 am

mine was very weak growing so I brought it inside.
still died.


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Re: colocasia madeira

Post by Dave Brown » Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:03 am

I've left Pink China out, but as we are only just getting Crocuses out, any surviving Pink China will need some sun to coax them up. Had almost continuous gloomy conditions since November, and even the Christmas Cactus is flowering for a third time now.

Pink China rhizomes outside are firm which is a good sign, but Madeira which was not planted out, has lost it's main growth point and is just starting to show some pup growth now. Not really a hardiness test, but it didn't seem to like being in growth at 2C with almost continuous 95-100% humidity. This one maybe needs drier conditions over winter than I've had in the Lunar Module or outside.
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Re: colocasia madeira

Post by miketropic » Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:44 pm

as always our climates are not the same so this is all I can say about it. it grows very very quickly here with our summer heat but really maxs out at about 3 ft tall and just pups crazy after that. with our hot sun they are always black unless in deep shade. They don't seem to mind frequent water but it usually drys off each day with our heat. They do overwinter here in zone 6 with leaves as mulch so they can take a freeze but they are also one of the first ones to go when it cools off. maybe it just wanted to go to sleep Dave since I have never tried to keep one going here over winter IDK how they would do but they will overwinter outside. I would say Sangria has been the best overwintering one so far though with maderia and pink china close behind.
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Re: colocasia madeira

Post by GREVILLE » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:19 pm

I just kept mine potted and dry in the frost-free greenhouse for the winter. Lack of sun and warming growth reduced it to a single shoot by the beginning of March so it's now in bottom heat to kick start it.


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Re: colocasia madeira

Post by Dave Brown » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:30 pm

Here was my Madeira last September, with Mojito :)
2012-09-02-12-04-02 Mojito and Madeira.jpg
I resorted to putting the whole tub in the propagator towards the end of March, and within a week we had 6 pups. None of the leaves have started to turn black yet, as needs to be outside in the sun, but too cold so far :roll:
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Post by call » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:39 pm

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Re: colocasia madeira

Post by GREVILLE » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:46 pm

No pups on mine yet, but new roller has opened up.


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Re: colocasia madeira

Post by GREVILLE » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:13 pm

[quote="GREVILLE"]No pups on mine yet, but new roller has opened up.[/quote}

Update more than six weeks later. One tiny leaf hung around for a month and todays inspection reveals it has collapsed. Lifted the small tuber out of the pot and the entire top half is now rotten. The bottom half is firm and a tiny new shoot is growing out of its side. Not a root to be seen icon_scratch


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Re: colocasia madeira

Post by Alexander » Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:12 am

I am also testing Colocasia Pink China here in The Netherlands. Here they have survived very cold winter under a THICK MULCH. And they seem to grow well under the Dutch moderate summer conditions similair to those in the UK.

They are availble at: www.degroeneprins.nl and www.perkgroen.nl

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