Colocasia Dragon heart ID check

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Colocasia Dragon heart ID check

Post by Rabbie » Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:31 pm

Got this colocasia a few month ago, its been growing well and I like the plant but am starting to question if it is a colocasia dragon heart. Could anyone confirm if it is or put a name to it?
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Re: Colocasia Dragon heart ID check

Post by Somerset77 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:21 pm

Unfortunately I don't think it is as basically dragon heart is a huge version of black magic, which is black.
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Re: Colocasia Dragon heart ID check

Post by Dave Brown » Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:40 pm

Looks like a Xanthosoma to me. :wink:
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Re: Colocasia Dragon heart ID check

Post by Rabbie » Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:15 pm

Thank you, been doing some reading and I think it may be Xanthosoma saggitifolia. (The only green one they stocked.....) :lol:


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Re: Colocasia Dragon heart ID check

Post by Dave Brown » Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:52 am

Rabbie wrote:Thank you, been doing some reading and I think it may be Xanthosoma saggitifolia. (The only green one they stocked.....) :lol:
I would have said Xanth sagg.... yesterday, but couldn't remember how to spell it :lol: They are not particularly hardy so you will need to bring in well before the frosts. Xanthosoma violaceum is more cold tolerant, but still not frost hardy.
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Re: Colocasia Dragon heart ID check

Post by miketropic » Sat Aug 03, 2013 2:13 pm

def not a dragon heart I'm with everyone else...is that bengal tiger in that photo? whatever banana it is it looks really good
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Re: Colocasia Dragon heart ID check

Post by Rabbie » Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:35 pm

Musa Sikkimensis, growing in a little suntrap. 8)
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