Colocasia Mojito

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Colocasia Mojito

Post by cbeagleowner » Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:50 pm

Hi there - I was wondering - does this really look as mad in real life as in the Amrulee picture? Ik'm not sure whether I think it's amazing, or a mess! And does anyone know how big does it grow please?


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Re: Colocasia Mojito

Post by lucienc » Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:42 pm

just picked one up from Akamba :)

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Re: Colocasia Mojito

Post by Dave Brown » Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:33 pm

I looked at these but got the impression they were not going to be in the slightest hardy.

I have a Black Magic which does it's best to die, but if they do prove to be more suitable to our climate I will give them a go. :wink:
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Re: Colocasia Mojito

Post by Bob » Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:41 pm

Mine appears to be trying to revert. :lol:

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Re: Colocasia Mojito

Post by kentgardener » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:58 am

This is really growing on me - lovely leaf and lovely stem - hope it survives the winter in my leanto.
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Re: Colocasia Mojito

Post by Dave Brown » Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:07 am

John :shock: where've you been all year :lol:

I must admit I have relented and ordered one in Simon's 50% sale the week before last. Looking forward to giving it a go.

Pics are great icon_thumright, and have not noticed the stems before.
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Post by redsquirrel » Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:33 pm

whats the biggest anyone has managed to get a black magic??
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Re: Colocasia Mojito

Post by Bob » Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:20 pm

Not very big for me Darren, about two foot I reckon from a small plant.

Taken 03/09/2009

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Despite Mojito getting planted out first week in June in a prime spot, getting well fed and watered, it's only 12"- 18". Which is only about 6" taller than when I received it from 'World garden plants' They advertise it as "Can get quite big" :lol:

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Post by Dave Brown » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:33 pm

Bob, I think this is a combination of it likes hot wet, and you have had cold wet. Most Colocasia like heat, but some do well without. This one may be like Black Magic preferring a US style summer :wink:
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Re: Colocasia Mojito

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:23 pm

My Mojito is doing ok about a foot or so high. I'll take a pic tomorrow.

It is the most striking colocasia around, especially the stems

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Re: Colocasia Mojito

Post by Bob » Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:07 pm

Dave Brown wrote:Bob, I think this is a combination of it likes hot wet, and you have had cold wet. Most Colocasia like heat, but some do well without. This one may be like Black Magic preferring a US style summer :wink:
True Dave, isnt it from Florida? should do well with you next year, with your higher temps. Cant complain about my other collies though.


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Re: Colocasia Mojito

Post by grub » Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:17 pm

I ought to post a piccie of mine too I guess(and of Mixies as he's not seen his yet :lol: ) I'll see if I can get on it tomorrow :roll:
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Re: Colocasia Mojito

Post by jezza » Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:49 pm

Mine is doing really well since i got it off grub about a month ago and has grown two new leaves. I repotted it and give it roughly 3 litres of water a day.


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Re: Colocasia Mojito

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:41 pm

Here's my mojito that I got from Vales exotics. (Sorry about pic quality it was getting dark so used flash)
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Re: Colocasia Mojito

Post by Leigh » Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:51 pm

redsquirrel wrote:whats the biggest anyone has managed to get a black magic??
Thought i'd try some BM's and normal esculentas hanging in the pond outside and in pond filter which is under cover.
both seem to have grown about the same with the ones under cover just a slightly bigger

Biggest leaf on BM just shy of 2ft and about 4ft high in old money and still knocking out new leaf's
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In filter under cover July
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A few day's ago
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Just a bit bigger
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