On the hunt for Colocasia Bikini.

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On the hunt for Colocasia Bikini.

Post by sanatic1234 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:38 pm

Does anyone know where i can get a colocasia Bikini from? I have looked but all im finding is sites for the USA. But i know there is a lot of hassle with USA imports to the UK. :(

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Re: On the hunt for Colocasia Bikini.

Post by Dave Brown » Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:47 pm

The only way you are going to fine this soon is if someone brings one back from the US. The cost of importing is too high for one plant, and most US sellers won't ship to UK as Defra delays things until they are dead. :roll:

Personally it doesn't do anything for me. I prefer the flatter leaf types. :wink:
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Re: On the hunt for Colocasia Bikini.

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:51 pm

I'd rather they import this one...

http://www.briansbotanicals.net/product ... 8d541.jpeg

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Re: On the hunt for Colocasia Bikini.

Post by TimChapman » Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:32 pm

I don't know if this is even still a possibility but some labs in the US would send specially sealed stage three (I think) plantlets to overseas customers. I believe this use to bypass the need for a phyto but again this was a long time ago.

AG3 released bikinitini or bikini tini earlier this year. Phytos from the US are about $50 now, and a pain to acquire. The coffee cups variety originated in Thailand and could probably be imported for much less. I would have thought it would have made the rounds to the UK already.

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Re: On the hunt for Colocasia Bikini.

Post by sanatic1234 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:51 pm

yeah it is such a shame dave as these would do well in the uk as well from what i have been reading on the net the past couple of days.

Tim. if these have made the rounds to the uk already then that is a huge bonus but i am really struggling to find one. :(

Kris that picture just makes me want one even more :( , i love the leafs on them, truly amazing!

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Re: On the hunt for Colocasia Bikini.

Post by eddie » Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:40 pm

Not a good name to search for on the net, google gives me lots of bikini-shops :lol:
Washingtonia Trachycarpus Cordyline? Bamboos Olive tree? Bananas

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Re: On the hunt for Colocasia Bikini.

Post by sanatic1234 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:36 pm

It does bring a couple up, i think its the bikini bit that will do that, type in colocasia bikini for sale in the uk and it does bring some sites up but mainly abroad, like the USA. and i think australia was one.

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Re: On the hunt for Colocasia Bikini.

Post by mickeymuc » Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:42 pm

Hi everyone,

This post is pretty old, but still there's no source for bikini tini in Europe, is there?
If so, I'd be very happy to know the source or maybe get a young plant in exchange to some other nice plant (sure I'll find some reasonable exchange subject).
Thanks for any replies!

Cheers,

michael

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Re: On the hunt for Colocasia Bikini.

Post by call » Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:04 pm

Yorkshire Kris wrote:I'd rather they import this one...

http://www.briansbotanicals.net/product ... 8d541.jpeg
amulree do it

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Re: On the hunt for Colocasia Bikini.

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:09 pm

call wrote:
Yorkshire Kris wrote:I'd rather they import this one...

http://www.briansbotanicals.net/product ... 8d541.jpeg
amulree do it
Do they?

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Re: On the hunt for Colocasia Bikini.

Post by call » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:35 pm

Yorkshire Kris wrote:
call wrote:
Yorkshire Kris wrote:I'd rather they import this one...

http://www.briansbotanicals.net/product ... 8d541.jpeg
amulree do it
Do they?
not quite but they do a similar one called tea cup
http://turn-it-tropical.co.uk/scripts/p ... roduct=399

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Re: On the hunt for Colocasia Bikini.

Post by SteveW » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:47 am

Teacups been out of stock for a couple of years from Simon.
Same goes for urban jungle who used to sell it aswell.
I used to hae it, but think it died during its first winter may e second. Either way I don't remember it getting very big so I would t personally bother with it again. There's much nicer plants out there. Black coral to name but one :D

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Re: On the hunt for Colocasia Bikini.

Post by Dave Brown » Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:51 pm

Teacup didn't seem to be that hardy as I lost mine the first winter as well, quick to go into dormancy then rot. :roll:

Teacup is nothing like Tini Bikini, apart from the shape of the leaves. A bit like comparing Colocasia gaoligongensis with Mammoth as both have the same shape leaves.
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Re: On the hunt for Colocasia Bikini.

Post by GoggleboxUK » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:40 pm

When Googling try putting Colocasia Bikini in speech marks.

If you do that then Google will search that specific phrase and you'll find it easier to sort through:

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&ou ... i%22&btnG=

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Re: On the hunt for Colocasia Bikini.

Post by call » Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:55 pm

yeah and the first thing that comes up is us

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