Alocasia ID Please.

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Deedee

Alocasia ID Please.

Post by Deedee » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:02 am

Can anyone ID this Alocasia i bought from wilkinsons a couple of days ago, Thanks.

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Arlon Tishmarsh
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Re: Alocasia ID Please.

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:24 am

Loks like Alocasia x amazonica - African Mask

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Post by Deedee » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:27 am

Arlon Tishmarsh wrote:Loks like Alocasia x amazonica - African Mask
Thanks Arlon, ill look that up icon_thumleft

EDIT. I would say it is Deffinatley african Mask Arlon. Lovely..
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Re: Alocasia ID Please.

Post by Dave Brown » Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:52 pm

These are 'Jewel' type Alocasia. The easiest plant in the world to kill with overwatering. They need to be treated like succulents. When completely dry and the petioles start to wilt, stand in a saucer of water for 5 minutes. Don't be tempted to water from the top, or rot will set in within 2 seconds :lol:

Just remember.... don't water :lol:
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Re: Alocasia ID Please.

Post by Deedee » Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:04 pm

Thanks Dave, ive had it 3 days and haven't touched it, just took a pic :D

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Post by miketropic » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:30 pm

there are some beautiful "jewel" types but far to finicky for me to mess with.

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Post by Deedee » Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:37 am

miketropic wrote:there are some beautiful "jewel" types but far to finicky for me to mess with.
It wont survive with me then icon_geek I live up north where its allways wet icon_geek It was priced at £4.98 but when i checked the receipt i was charged 1p so i wont cry if i kill it :mrgreen:

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Post by GREVILLE » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:24 pm

Dried mine off completely in a gently heated prop in the greenhouse. The main corm still has a firm spike but just when I thought it was dormant it sent up a pup by the end of last year. Only watered it from the bottom twice this year and still looks OK. Second winter. (Think I'm an expert, now :lol: :lol: )

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