Alocasia odora going yellow

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Alocasia odora going yellow

Post by nicebutdim » Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:45 pm

I brought in my odora from outside two weeks ago and it's now going yellow.I was worried about it rotting outside so I planted it in almost pure gravel.It's now indoors at 60 degrees .I watered it yesterday as it was dry,could this be the problem or does it need a good feed

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Re: Alocasia odora going yellow

Post by countrylover » Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:54 pm

The lack of light may be the cause of its yellowing. Plant seems to be going dormant for the winter so I'd certainly not feed it. Shorter days give the plants that signal - "hey guys winter's approaching you'd better get ready for it".
If you don't see any mould and signs of wilting just leave it in peace. Just remember at 15C it does not need much water do not let it dry it out completely.

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Post by sanatic1234 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:27 pm

I don't want to hijack your topic nicebutdim but i also have a alocasia that is concerning me but it is a calidora. I notice one of my leafs have started to flop over? it has only happened on the one big leaf? i watered 2 days ago but still no change? any suggestions? Has your odora done that nicebutdim?

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Re: Alocasia odora going yellow

Post by nicebutdim » Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:01 pm

sanatic1234 wrote:I don't want to hijack your topic nicebutdim but i also have a alocasia that is concerning me but it is a calidora. I notice one of my leafs have started to flop over? it has only happened on the one big leaf? i watered 2 days ago but still no change? any suggestions? Has your odora done that nicebutdim?

No,It hasn't flopped over but the leaves are going yellow,which is not a good sign.I notice a number of alocasias shown here are a nice dark green colour but mine have never achieved a dark green colour even in sumer.

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Post by sanatic1234 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:24 pm

Hmm that is strange mate, did you give it a good feed in the summer? mine is still a nice dark green colour but can't explain the leaf flop? My washingtonia robusta is turning yellow, i know its totally different plant but strange still?

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Re: Alocasia odora going yellow

Post by nicebutdim » Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:55 am

sanatic1234 wrote:Hmm that is strange mate, did you give it a good feed in the summer? mine is still a nice dark green colour but can't explain the leaf flop? My washingtonia robusta is turning yellow, i know its totally different plant but strange still?
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that could be the problem,I have had a few alocasias rot away so to compensate I used almost pure gravel to plant them and having been left in the ground for a month while I was away,they got no food.What compost and feed do you use as I've never been able to get a nice dark green colour on my alocaias or colocasias.The leaf flop seems to be rot, I've got a calidora that's been outside for three years now and while last year knocked it down in survived and still looks healthy with a few large pups around it.

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Post by sanatic1234 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:15 pm

I use levingtons MP compost and add plent of perlite, say 50/50 of each, i then use miracle grow or even tomate feed on it and its done really well for its first year. But my Alocasia calidora don't look good now as its been attacked by green flys and has suffered. BADLY
here it is now when i checked it this morning.
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Post by The Codfather » Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:40 pm

Did you get this sorted ? as I have one doing the same.....
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Post by Dave Brown » Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:01 pm

They don't keep as many leaves over winter so if the lower ones yellow I cut them off and remove the petiole back to the rhizome. If you leave cut petioles on they go mushy and can induce rot. :wink:
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Re: Alocasia odora going yellow

Post by derrick » Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:55 pm

Mine also a little yellow but to be expected with the weather greenfly love the leaves tucked inside conservatory today
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