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Re: Alocasia 'Black Magic'

  • Subject: Re: Alocasia 'Black Magic'
  • From: "Marek Argent" <abri1973@wp.pl>
  • Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2010 03:14:08 +0200

Dear Ferenc,
I haven't heard about such insects, but I think there's no need to put the transparent bag on it.
The air humidity in the greenhouse is very high. This is a normal aquarium with a plastic cover. 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2010 11:33 AM
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Alocasia 'Black Magic'

I am very sorry for your plant. I have no experience with this Alocasia, but if I were you, I would put one of the tubercules in a tray filled loosely with cleaned coconut peat, mist it and put it in a transparent bag with the top slightly open and mist it regularly to keep it slightlz moist. In this setup, air movement is provided by the open top of the bag.
The small insects must be fungus gnats. Here in Hungary they are belived to be a pest for plants in too moist conditions. But I personally think (and English speaking pages reinforce me) that they eat fungus and rotting roots, tubers, but not healthy ones. Though their presence indicates that there is some problem with your plant and adult can spread fungus spores. I think, you did the right thing. Just my opinion.


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