Colocasia Mojito

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Re: Colocasia Mojito

Post by GREVILLE » Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:21 am

I can verify all the advice given on Mojito so far.

Mine was purchased last Autumn with two leaves. Initially, kept in the unheated greenhouse the leaf stems quickly mushed - too cold and wet. However, scraping back to clean tissue and keeping almost dry at 12-15c all winter saw two small leaves develop. This past week with slightly higher temperatures a third, much bigger leaf has opened.

Not looking quite as good as yours, Dave, but I intend to catch up! :D


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Re: Colocasia Mojito

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:12 pm

Has anyone's mojito pupped yet? Mine has lots of little plants around the main plant. In fact all my colocasias pup really well. The only aroid I have that hasn't pupped it an alocasia Portadora (sp)


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Re: Colocasia Mojito

Post by Dave Brown » Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:14 pm

Yorkshire Kris wrote:Has anyone's mojito pupped yet? Mine has lots of little plants around the main plant. In fact all my colocasias pup really well. The only aroid I have that hasn't pupped it an alocasia Portadora (sp)
None of mine are, so must be peculiar to you
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Re: Colocasia Mojito

Post by SteveW » Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:06 pm

If you want your portora to pup have a little root around in it's compost and you'll find loads of little dormant corms(not sure what they're called)
Stick these in a pot in a heated prop and you'll soon have loads of new pups :wink:
Back to mojito,mines got 4 or 5 pups out in the greenhouse


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Re: Colocasia Mojito

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:03 pm

SteveW wrote:If you want your portora to pup have a little root around in it's compost and you'll find loads of little dormant corms(not sure what they're called)
Stick these in a pot in a heated prop and you'll soon have loads of new pups :wink:
Back to mojito,mines got 4 or 5 pups out in the greenhouse
Cheers for the tip...I'll do some more propogating in spring. icon_sunny


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Re: Colocasia Mojito

Post by Scott Radford » Sat May 14, 2011 6:51 pm

I had two Mojitos last year. Neither survived the winter in the unheated conservatory some mammoths and Jack's giant did.

I have another I bought this year, it's around a foot tall with several leaves. I would imagine like yours Kris it'll have to get somewhat bigger before it does.

The most prolific is Pink stem and Black magic
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Re: Colocasia Mojito

Post by Dave Brown » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:40 am

Mine is now starting to take off in the size stakes. As this is from Burgundy Stem, I'm treating as I did my monster plant. Very dilute (1/8th) feed daily in tepid water. It is starting to show that it likes it Latest leaf is 54cm and growing a leaf a week
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Re: Colocasia Mojito

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:42 pm

Dave Brown wrote:Mine is now starting to take off in the size stakes. As this is from Burgundy Stem, I'm treating as I did my monster plant. Very dilute (1/8th) feed daily in tepid water. It is starting to show that it likes it Latest leaf is 54cm and growing a leaf a week
That's really doing well Dave. Looks like mojito can grow to a decent size.


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Re: Colocasia Mojito

Post by Dave Brown » Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:58 pm

Another update Kris. The whole plant this time
2011-09-07 13-35-48 Colocasia Mojito.jpg
and here a close up of the amazing stems
2011-09-07 13-18-52 Colocasia Mojito stems.jpg
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Re: Colocasia Mojito

Post by SteveW » Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:21 pm

Yours are looking much darker than mine Dave
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Re: Colocasia Mojito

Post by Dave Brown » Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:40 pm

I feed everything Steve, and it all gets Macxicrop and Epsom salts a couple of times a month :wink:
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Re: Colocasia Mojito

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:09 pm

Dave Brown wrote:Another update Kris. The whole plant this time
2011-09-07 13-35-48 Colocasia Mojito.jpg
and here a close up of the amazing stems
2011-09-07 13-18-52 Colocasia Mojito stems.jpg

That's doing really well Dave. icon_thumleft I have to admit I've been very lapse with feeding my plants this year, mainly because I've got a lot to feed and also because Red Spider Mite has made it kinda pointless. The Mojitos I have now are much lighter than yours. I put this down to the lack of feeding.


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Re: Colocasia Mojito

Post by Scott Radford » Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:13 am

I'll get mine out of the pond for a picture tomorrow, as I'm going to do a line up of the big ones in there for comparison - seemingly being two types of mamoth and jack's giant.

My mojito is happier now than a couple of months ago. Only a couple of leaves, but colouration a nice crisp yellowy base with darker spots and a healthy pup alongside it in the pot :D
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Re: Colocasia Mojito

Post by Dave Brown » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:22 am

I thought it was about time for another update.

Plant Delights say that Mojito is not a strong grower and reached no more than 3ft for them (in better summers than we have)

Anyway here is mine today
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Re: Colocasia Mojito

Post by Jon Boy » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:35 am

Dave,

Any idea why these have completely disappeared from the UK market??

They came from nowhere two/three years ago, with suddenly everyone stocking them, to being impossible to get in 2011/12. Do you think the plant exporters tend to push a particular plant for a time, or is it the suppliers not re-stocking as the majority didn't survive the winter (mine rotted also).

I guess it's more a question for Simon or Liz, but I'm intrigued why some plants come and go like they do.

Jon


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