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Multi trunk Alocasia

Post by derrick » Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:42 pm

I see Amuluree have some multi trunk Portidora for next year .I wouldn't mine a large one of these .


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Re: Multi trunk Alocasia

Post by Dave Brown » Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:36 pm

derrick wrote:I see Amuluree have some multi trunk Portidora for next year .I wouldn't mine a large one of these .
it isn't Portidora, it's official name given by the hybrid creator, LariAnn Garner, is Alocasia x portora, and I have never seen a multi trunked one. The trunks are about 15cm (6in) diameter, so multi trunk must be huge plants.
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Re: Multi trunk Alocasia

Post by GREVILLE » Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:05 am

I've got a 'double' portora from last season's Amulree sale (worth the wait) but it's nowhere near big enough to be trunked. Mind you, it might not be long - it's in the warm and still growing.


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Post by Dave Brown » Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:22 am

This is my single trunk A x portora rhizome before I restarted it in May 2012, and again in July 2012. Like I said a multi-trunk plant will be HUGE If it isn't huge, it isn't potora :wink:
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Post by fern Rob » Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:23 am

What happened for you to re start the plant?
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Post by derrick » Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:39 am

It down as multi trunk 60cm Portodora 150 pound or 112pound if you pay before .They also have Calidora at 1 meter not multi trunk .And also multi trunk Macrorrhizos at 60cm all not cheap.For next year


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Post by Dave Brown » Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:19 am

fern Rob wrote:What happened for you to re start the plant?
It went dormant Rob, so I started it off in a much smaller tub. They don't do well in winter if overpotted as they stay too wet.
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Re: Multi trunk Alocasia

Post by derrick » Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:47 am

Mines growing at slow rate. It was a student house plant for years .I keep mine in a small pot in south facing window for winter . It does go dormant if I don't water it for a time .If it does go dormant a little water and its off again. At room temperature I cant over water it . But outside can loose its roots and go dormant if to cold or dry .I cant kill the thing its just been a little slow . I have killed a Odora before from over watering but not this one .My other Alocasia I water from below in the winter months but this one don't care .


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Post by fern Rob » Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:39 pm

It did well judging from the pictures.
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Post by Dave Brown » Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:31 pm

fern Rob wrote:It did well judging from the pictures.
I used to really fear dormancy as they were not easy to wake up again, but with heat and water they come back reliably now. The bigger the rhizome the larger the leaves and they grow a leaf in 3 weeks to a month. If you look closely the big plant only has 3 leaves so can easily reach that size in 3 months from starting the rhizome :wink:
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Re: Multi trunk Alocasia

Post by miketropic » Wed Dec 25, 2013 2:28 am

any of them will multi trunk if you grow out the basal pups..I wouldn't pay more for somthing I could do myself
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