Alocasia x calidora update

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Alocasia x calidora update

Post by Dave Brown » Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:11 pm

Here is a shot of my Alocasia x calidora in the conservatory. I normally plant it out for summer, but we have had repeated high winds so far this year, which wrecked it last year. I'll stand it outside if, or when, summer arrives.
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Post by Mr List » Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:40 pm

what's growing all over it?

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Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:26 pm

Mr List wrote:what's growing all over it?

Irisene


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Re: Alocasia x calidora update

Post by Dave Brown » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:21 am

Yorkshire Kris wrote:
Mr List wrote:what's growing all over it?

Irisene


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Yes, Irisene, although it is not in the same pot, just using it as support.
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Post by Mr List » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:16 am

looks quite nice

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Re: Alocasia x calidora update

Post by The Codfather » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:43 am

I hate seen this plant of yours Dave.......

God I so want it....... :lol:
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Post by Dave Brown » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:59 am

The Codfather wrote:I hate seen this plant of yours Dave.......

God I so want it....... :lol:
OI.... get your own :lol:

What you really want is a conservatory where your patio is. Having glass to over winter/shelter things in, is so important for getting plants to any size
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Re: Alocasia x calidora update

Post by Dave Brown » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:18 pm

Oh forgot to update.

Finally, bad weather forced my Alocasia x calidora outside ????? yes I did mean to say that. :lol:

A garden party in rain is not so great for people, but the conservatory plants can take a chilly, wet night, so out they went, and the disco was in the conservatory :) I must admit calidora looks so much better outside. icon_thumright
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Post by Troppoz » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:29 pm

Thats a cracker Dave, youve certainly got a gift when it comes to Alocasias icon_thumright

How are the seedling Alocasias that you germinated coming along?

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Post by Dave Brown » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:38 pm

Troppoz wrote:Thats a cracker Dave, youve certainly got a gift when it comes to Alocasias icon_thumright

How are the seedling Alocasias that you germinated coming along?
Just a shame about the garden being so windy :( Everything I grow has big leaves and the wind wrecks them :roll:

The small F2 McCalidora are ok although suffered some mealy bug, so had to halt selling them. They are quite difficult to eradicate, but getting there now. I'll post a pic. :wink:

San, planted his in the garden, and it is doing quite well, which surprised me.
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Re: Alocasia x calidora update

Post by Dave Brown » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:44 pm

It was time for big calidora to move back into the conservatory last weekend. Despite the lacklustre summer it grew well in the 3 months up the garden. The problem now is fitting it into the conservatory.
2012-10-07-11-14-06 Alo x calidora comes in.jpg
I had to remove most of the older leaves as it was almost as wide as the conservatory. Fortunately it does not get affected by defoliation. The main problem was the weight of it. :ahhh!:
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Re: Alocasia x calidora update

Post by The Codfather » Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:46 pm

I take it that it was planted out and has not lived in a pot ?
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Post by Mr List » Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:25 pm

that's just a piff take :lol:

i never realised the trunks got so fat!

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Re: Alocasia x calidora update

Post by Dave Brown » Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:44 pm

The Codfather wrote:I take it that it was planted out and has not lived in a pot ?
It was planted out llast year, but this year it didn't go outside until mid July, so was not planted, as too late. To be honest, growth rate was better than last year planted out, it just needs watering more often :)
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Re: Alocasia x calidora update

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:48 pm

How old is it Dave ?

Mine's grown great guns since getting as a pup last year and is now 4ft high. The pup on it is developing well , so i'll have another to play around with next year. I like these tbh so looking forward to more. Easily my favourite of the aroids that i have at the mo

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