Who's got a whopper - (Alocasia Colocaisa leaf) behave - lol

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Post by Sat » Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:08 pm

Hi all,

Great Big Leaf Pics.

Planning to get one of these next year, but what size of plant would I need to get for it to grow leaves around 50 - 90CM?


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Re: Who's got a whopper - lol

Post by Dave Brown » Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:45 pm

Sat wrote:Hi all,

Great Big Leaf Pics.

Planning to get one of these next year, but what size of plant would I need to get for it to grow leaves around 50 - 90CM?
It depends on the plant Sat, The Colocasia I call Mammoth, can get from a small pup with no rhizome to 80cm+ leaves in a single season. Colocasia Burgundy Stem needs 3 years to get to maximum size. Jack's Giant maybe the same. Alocasia, all need time to reach a good size, although in the US with summer HEAT they grow much quicker.

John's Thai Giant is a quick grower, but does not seem to pup, so will be difficult to get hold of. :roll:
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Post by Libby » Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:40 am

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The last years Wilkinsons Elephany Ear grew a massive 81cm leaf, sadly I don't have a pic of it with tape measure as hubby dropped my camera which broke.

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Post by Dave Brown » Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:56 pm

I wonder if anyone this year is going to top John's one in the first post :ahhh!:

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Post by redsquirrel » Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:10 pm

impressive Dave,which is the one i had some tubers from? 1 in the 4 is growing,i rotted the other 3 icon_thumleft
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Post by Dave Brown » Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:26 pm

redsquirrel wrote:impressive Dave,which is the one i had some tubers from? 1 in the 4 is growing,i rotted the other 3 icon_thumleft
How did you manage to rot them :roll: They are almost rot proof :lol:

They were not Alocasia they were Colocasia Mammoth or the famous Wilkcos Alocasia
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Post by redsquirrel » Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:31 pm

sorry Dave,i will put a tag in right away,keep forgetting the name.i pre-soaked them in h202 and planted in damp coir.1 grew and the other 3 just went squidgey.still a good success rate for me though i think :lol:
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Post by sanatic1234 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:40 pm

Not much room for a game of darts then dave :lol:

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Post by metalhammer » Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:48 pm

I really struggle to overwinter Alocasia's.What sort of temperatures are you maintaining overwinter Dave?.





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Post by Dave Brown » Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:48 pm

metalhammer wrote:I really struggle to overwinter Alocasia's.What sort of temperatures are you maintaining overwinter Dave?.

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Humidity and cold is a problem as rots are very quick to set in. :roll:
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Post by metalhammer » Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:29 pm

I'll have to try lifting my temps a bit next winter,have maintained around 5-6c this winter,but both my Alocasia's I bought in the Amulree winter sale are dead,well rotten.I'll make sure I keep them nearer the middle of the greenhouse next winter,I'm wondering where they were close to the doors,it might have got a lot colder there,a dragon tree that was next to them lost it's growing point.





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Post by grub » Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:09 pm

I still have 1 Alocasia (Wenti-aline) and it has never looked as good as the year I bought it, but it is STILL ALIVE! :lol: . I can't say the same for C.Black Magic though; I managed to keep it alive last winter only for it to rapidly cark it once planted out :evil:
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Post by Nick » Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:28 pm

I had one out last summer, I bet it's not hardy, so it will not come back this summer or will it :?: :?:

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Re: Who's got a whopper - (Alocasia Colocaisa leaf) behave -

Post by Dave Brown » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:56 pm

Just thought I'd bump this one up, as finally 3 years after John, I have my own Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'.... well 2 in fact icon_thumright

This one is a mere pup
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Re: Who's got a whopper - (Alocasia Colocaisa leaf) behave -

Post by Mr List » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:51 am

i have given up dreams of getting sizes like that unless we ever start getting real summers again there is no chance up here.


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