Re: tall Alocasia 'Calidora' with a "pseudotrunk"
- Subject: Re: tall Alocasia 'Calidora' with a "pseudotrunk"
- From: Eric Schmidt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 06:06:00 -0700 (PDT)
Thats interesting! I know sometimes Xanthosoma
sagitiifolium starts to grow upright and usually falls
over. Alocasia 'Calidora' is probably the strongest
one we have grown and the one in the photo is the
tallest any of got. Alocasia 'Portora' grows up but
either falls over or declines, and the top dies off.
Same with Alocasia portei. Now I know why they
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> > Subject: [Aroid-l] tall Alocasia 'Calidora' with a
> Dear Eric,
> Yes, some Alocasias do grow tall. I THINK that on
> this list, and only just recently, Pete Boyce was
> describing how, in the wild, the falling leaves keep
> up with the vertical growth of an Alocasia
> rhizome/''trunk'', and that many Alocasias
> eventually die when potted because the grow too tall
> and there is no humus being deposited around the
> rhizomes for them to send new roots into. I THINK
> he also said that many species sort of ''fall over''
> naturally and grow horizontally along the ground.
> He said to try growing them in a pot about 1/2 full
> of medium, and adding old leaves around their
> rhizomes as they became taller.
> We find the same thing/problem with Neotropical
> Xanthosoma sps., the equiv. to the Asian Alocasias.
> Good Growing,
> > I knew the tubers on some Alocasia would grow
> > ground and form a "pseudotrunk" but didn't know
> > could get this big. This is Alocasia 'Calidora'
> and it
> > is about 7ft tall with about 5ft of "trunk"
> > http://tinyurl.com/4roegn
> > Eric
> > Orlando,FL z9b/10a
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