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colocasia gigantea

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:38 am
by simonjohn
Hello guys. Im having great difficulty obtaining one of these plants. Anyone have an idea where i can get one from?

Re: colocasia gigantea

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:03 pm
by miketropic
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

Re: colocasia gigantea

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:10 pm
by Blairs
Search on ebay and save that search, that way when they come up you will be emailed.

Re: colocasia gigantea

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:37 pm
by Dave Brown
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.

Re: colocasia gigantea

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:12 pm
by The Codfather
Dave did you keep yours in its pot all summer or plant it ????? I planted mine and I am wondering about next year ?

Re: colocasia gigantea

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:06 pm
by Mr List
damn, I wish I could grow these

Re: colocasia gigantea

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:46 am
by miketropic
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

Re: colocasia gigantea

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:02 pm
by simonjohn
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

Re: colocasia gigantea

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:25 pm
by miketropic
guess he was talking abou the other then Dave..my mistake

Re: colocasia gigantea

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:59 am
by benbaron
ditto - Want one.........anybody any links?

Re: colocasia gigantea

Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:26 pm
by Blairs
So who is bidding on these on ebay? Seem to be going for £20 at the mo... :(

Re: colocasia gigantea

Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:09 am
by benbaron
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..)

Re: colocasia gigantea

Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:01 am
by Blairs
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.

Re: colocasia gigantea

Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:12 pm
by acphm
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.

Colocasia Gigantea, Black Coral and Nancy's Revenge
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Re: colocasia gigantea

Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:48 pm
by Blairs
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.