[aroid-l] Overwintering alocasia and colocasia
- Subject: [aroid-l] Overwintering alocasia and colocasia
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2004 13:29:30 -0400
For those of us in northern US states, the Amorphophallus are attractive
for two reasons - their flower and form, and the fact that most of them are
dormant in the winter so they're easy to store. Like many of us, I grow
many more plants in the summer than I could ever house over winter.
Now that I have a number of Colocasias and 5 Alocasia macrorrhizos I want
to make sure I can overwinter them. I believe I read that the A.
macrorrhizos can be dug, cut back, cleaned of dirt and stored dormant. Is
I know that I can do that to Colocasia escualenta. What is the likelihood
that I can treat the other Colocasias the same way? I know I'm asking a lot
since I don't have ID's on them, but they're "escualenta-like" hybrids with
dark petioles and/or dark metallic-sheen looking leaves. One of them is a
prodigious producer of runners (even here in New England).
One reason I ask is because I have the chance to give some of them a
permanent home at Mom's house in FL and I'd rather have them there than
dead! Another reason is that I want to get more but I don't want to treat
them as annuals.
I appreciate the advice,
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