What's the similarity between a Daffodil and a Thai Giant ?

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What's the similarity between a Daffodil and a Thai Giant ?

Post by Dave Brown » Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:17 am

What's the similarity between a Daffodil and Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant' ?

Not the leaves
Not the flowers

It is that they can both be started off in a cup of water on the kitchen windowsill- :lol:

The Rhizome went dormant out in the conservatory causing all the roots to rot off, so cleaned it up and soaked the rhizome with sprout in warm water for 10 minutes, then just plonked in a half full plastic cup of water with the base of the rhizome just touching the water surface. Left on the windowsill in temps between 15 and 22C and 1 week later roots appeared :wink:
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Re: What's the similarity between a Daffodil and a Thai Gian

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:53 pm

And people say this tropical malarky is hard work!


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Re: What's the similarity between a Daffodil and a Thai Gian

Post by Blairs » Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:07 pm

If only they were as available as daffodils.


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Re: What's the similarity between a Daffodil and a Thai Gian

Post by The Codfather » Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:12 pm

Yeh, mine was a little iffy Dave in the green house....so its now on a heat mat and its putting life back in it....and I also removed the pup when I lifted it in autum and thats holding on too.
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Re: What's the similarity between a Daffodil and a Thai Gian

Post by kata » Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:39 pm

Hydrophonics

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Re: What's the similarity between a Daffodil and a Thai Gian

Post by fern Rob » Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:28 pm

:lol:
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Re: What's the similarity between a Daffodil and a Thai Gian

Post by Dave Brown » Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:13 pm

Update
Thai Giant now has a full root system with no additional heat. Basically it is sat on a kitchen unit at night and on the windowsill by day. I don't think it is doing badly really as temps are around 16C to 23C
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Rhizome rooted in a glass of water
2014-02-10 17-41-14 Coli Thai Giant roots.jpg
Healthy, vigorous root system
2014-02-10 17-52-44 Coli Thai Giant potted.jpg
Potted up and ready to GROW :)
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Re: What's the similarity between a Daffodil and a Thai Gian

Post by GREVILLE » Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:30 pm

What conditions will you give it now, Dave?


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Re: What's the similarity between a Daffodil and a Thai Gian

Post by Dave Brown » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:45 am

It will stay in the same position over the next 2 to 3 weeks, then I'll set up one of the Reptile mats in the conservatory to 'bring it on'.

The other, larger CgTG stump is sat dry in a 12" tub, out in the conservatory at the moment. It didn't lose it's roots so will be watered as conditions warm up :wink:
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Re: What's the similarity between a Daffodil and a Thai Gian

Post by flounder » Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:08 am

Where's the pictures of this 'daffodil' for comparison? icon_scratch icon_thumright
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