What's up with this Colocasia?

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What's up with this Colocasia?

Post by ourarka » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:49 pm

I have been overwintering this Colocasia (Black Beauty you all identified) in an unheated conservatory and it has been doing great. I have kept it damp, other than when the temperature has got cold. I left it in someone else's care whilst I was away and came back to find it wilted/drooped like this. I gave it a good drink 2-3 days ago but no change. Any ideas/suggestions?
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Re: What's up with this Colocasia?

Post by Steady » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:03 pm

Maybe it was missing you?


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Re: What's up with this Colocasia?

Post by Dave Brown » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:19 pm

Looks like it is going dormant to me. If it is in an unheated place it has probably got too cold. I haven't managed to keep Black Beauty going this winter, it has just been too dull, dismal. dank and dreary, for donkeys :roll:

Just leave it to dry out now and it will come back to life in April or May
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Re: What's up with this Colocasia?

Post by allangreenbean » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:53 pm

My Burgundy stem has done just the same, in an unheated conservatory but it did it just before a new leaf emerged.

Have been watering also. Mine is right near the window to get as much light as possible.

Never grown one before so assuming its just normal, was worried until new leaf emerged.

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Re: What's up with this Colocasia?

Post by miketropic » Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:49 pm

my t rex's have took a dive. leaves kept going yellow so I repotted to a bigger pot and now each only has 1 tiny leaf left..hope they don't go on me before spring.
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Re: What's up with this Colocasia?

Post by ourarka » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:40 pm

So where is the best place for this Colocasia now?

Room temperature + dry
Room temperature + damp
Conservatory + dry
Conservatory + damp
None of the above?


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Re: What's up with this Colocasia?

Post by ourarka » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:20 am

So, here is the current state of this Colocasia. It has been kept in a warm room with a reasonable amount of light. What is the best for it over the coming weeks? I can do conservatory, cool room or warm room?
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