Colocasias and Alocasias don't seem to have done well

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Colocasias and Alocasias don't seem to have done well

Post by nicebutdim » Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:00 pm

Maybe it's just happening to me but this year even the colocsias haven't done well and the old reliable calidora is sending out quite small leaves,in fact the only surprising thing that is doing well and shouldn't if the others aren't is the colocasia thai giant.

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Post by Dave Brown » Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:33 pm

NDB, You are posting about failures, and lack of growth, but without a location on your profile no-one can give any advice. :roll: Mine have done ok but that may be due to the warm summer here.
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Post by CW01 » Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:44 pm

Same here my colocasia's have produced enormous leaves this year :D
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Post by redsquirrel » Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:51 pm

mine are just getting going, perfect timing to get mullered this winter
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Re: Colocasias and Alocasias don't seem to have done well

Post by nicebutdim » Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:21 pm

Dave
I live in Middlesex and get the same weather as you ,so that's why I'm puzzled
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Re: Colocasias and Alocasias don't seem to have done well

Post by nicebutdim » Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:23 pm

CW01 wrote:Same here my colocasia's have produced enormous leaves this year :D
What's the size of the leaves,they look quite big

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Post by CW01 » Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:42 pm

Hi NBD the collie leaf in the picture is 'Esculenta' it measures 3ft x 2ft

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Post by Dave Brown » Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:27 pm

My biggest at the moment is Jack's Giant at 76cm x 52cm, but Colocasia and Alocasia always do best in autumn. with leaves getting their largest in October. I think here the humidity is too low in summer. :wink:
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Post by nicebutdim » Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:56 pm

Dave do you know if the "apparent steam effect" gadgets seen sometimes in garden centres that look a bit like swirling mist are in fact steam and would do the job of creating humidity?

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Post by Dave Brown » Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:00 pm

If you are talking about in a conservatory the only thing I have found that humidifies it well, is to leave a kettle jammed on boil for 15 minutes, but you don't half get condensation on the windows :roll:
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