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Re: Colocasia identification

  • Subject: Re: Colocasia identification
  • From: "Denis" <denis@skg.com>
  • Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2010 10:47:28 -0400

Dear Stefano:

Why don't you wait to ask until after you see it mature into a juvenile  or
Adult plant.  This species is out there as a tissue cultured liner from at
least one Tissue Culture lab and it is a very fast grower. This picture
looks like a liner size plant leaf of C. gigantea. Plant it in a good peat
based soil mix with slow release fertilizer in 50% shade and just watch it

Silver Krome Gardens, Inc
Homestead Florida

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Subject: [Aroid-l] Colocasia identification
Importance: High

Dear Sirs,

I am an Italian naturalistic writer and photographer and I've bought a
rhizome on E-Bay one month a go from a man who said it belongs to a
Colocasia gigantea he personally collected in Asia.
Now I have a very small plant, but can you identify it? 
Here are the pictures:
Is it really a Colocasia gigantea or it could be a more common Colocasia
esculenta? What are the scientific characteristic of a Colocaosia gigantea?
Can you help me please?

Best regards
Stefano Barone

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