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Post by KevJ » Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:14 am

Hi, a Colocasia virgin here after buying my first plant :) !
Please could someone advise me what might be the best one to start with? I quite fancy the variegated type but appreciate some are probably more easy to care for than others. At this time of year should I be looking at buying a rhizome or a plant icon_scratch ? I do have a propagator so warmth wouldn’t be an issue.

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Post by grahamfx » Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:48 am

I'd start with rhizomes of the plain one you can buy in supermarkets, really cheap to experiment with, and if you fail then buy some plants later when there's no risk of frost etc


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Post by KevJ » Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:47 pm

Thanks for the reply Graham!
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Post by grahamfx » Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:45 pm

No problem, first time I've grown them this year, got 5 for £2.80 I think, they all sprouted and developed roots, 3 made it and are now getting quite big, the other 2 rotted, don't think I let them develop enough root before planting


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Post by tatter » Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:50 pm

Take a look at Yorkshire Kris video on the subject on u tube.
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Post by KevJ » Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:37 pm

Will do, cheers tatter.
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Post by chainsaw kid » Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:09 am

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Post by chainsaw kid » Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:11 am

My advice on buying them is, don't. If your any thing like me you will kill them! :roll: :lol: Remember what Andy Cap used to say, "If at first you don't succeed pack it in and don't be a Charlie". icon_thumright .

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Post by KevJ » Fri May 03, 2019 6:34 am

chainsaw kid wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:11 am
My advice on buying them is, don't. If your any thing like me you will kill them! :roll: :lol:
:D I’ve got that T-shirt as well!! As I’m often reminded from a close source :lol:
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