colocasia gigantea

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colocasia gigantea

Post by simonjohn » Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:38 am

Hello guys. Im having great difficulty obtaining one of these plants. Anyone have an idea where i can get one from?


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Re: colocasia gigantea

Post by miketropic » Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:03 pm

There not really very common over here but a few places have them..I have a nice one potted in storage not sure how it will fair but its claimed to be winter hardy here in zone 6. not seen them referenced much on the board so I would say there not to common
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Post by Blairs » Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:10 pm

Search on ebay and save that search, that way when they come up you will be emailed.


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Re: colocasia gigantea

Post by Dave Brown » Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:37 pm

Is it the ordinary C gigantea you are after, or 'Thai Giant' ? If the latter the 'Thai Giant' bit is the important part. They require a very warm climate to get HUGE, but make a fair size here in a warm sheltered location.
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Post by The Codfather » Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:12 pm

Dave did you keep yours in its pot all summer or plant it ????? I planted mine and I am wondering about next year ?
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Re: colocasia gigantea

Post by Mr List » Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:06 pm

damn, I wish I could grow these


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Re: colocasia gigantea

Post by miketropic » Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:46 am

I think he is after C gigantea..that is the one I was reffering to anyways with the pucker marks on the backs of the leaves
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Re: colocasia gigantea

Post by simonjohn » Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:02 pm

it was the thai giant.. whats the best giant strain I can grow in the uk?? I have 3 taro rhizomes in pots already but I wanted a big boy!! the 3 rhizomes I planted have been in for 3 weeks with no signs of life yet


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Re: colocasia gigantea

Post by miketropic » Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:25 pm

guess he was talking abou the other then Dave..my mistake
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Re: colocasia gigantea

Post by benbaron » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:59 am

ditto - Want one.........anybody any links?


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Re: colocasia gigantea

Post by Blairs » Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:26 pm

So who is bidding on these on ebay? Seem to be going for £20 at the mo... :(


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Re: colocasia gigantea

Post by benbaron » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:09 am

I had a small bid but looking more closely at the picture it is totally photoshopped = I wont be bidding again. Im not sure I trust these are actually what you are bidding on.

(im not just talking about blurred face - check out her fingers with green and the missing end of leaves..)


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Re: colocasia gigantea

Post by Blairs » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:01 am

benbaron wrote:I had a small bid but looking more closely at the picture it is totally photoshopped = I wont be bidding again. Im not sure I trust these are actually what you are bidding on.

(im not just talking about blurred face - check out her fingers with green and the missing end of leaves..)
It is a risk that you get an eddoe or nothing at all, hence I think £20 is nuts.


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Re: colocasia gigantea

Post by acphm » Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:12 pm

Hello,

I have for sale:
- Colocasia Gigantea
- Colocasia Gigantea "Thai Giant"
- Colocasia Black Magic (matt black)
- Colocasia Black Coral (black shiny)
- Colocasia Nancy's Revenge
- Colocasia Tea Cup

Now all have goog size to ship, between 10-20cm heigh.
If you are interested send me a PM.

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Re: colocasia gigantea

Post by Blairs » Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:48 pm

benbaron wrote:I had a small bid but looking more closely at the picture it is totally photoshopped = I wont be bidding again. Im not sure I trust these are actually what you are bidding on.

(im not just talking about blurred face - check out her fingers with green and the missing end of leaves..)
I got one (well actually, alocasia calidora) - arrived today and seems OK. Was £4 + £3 postage, so not bad.


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