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Re: Alocasia Black Velvet

Dear Denis:

Hear, Hear!

My experience with this vexatious little gem is similar to yours - just when
you think you have its number, it starts to sulk again. I have gotten mine
up to six leaves, but agree that flowering seems to debilitate the plant.
Nevertheless, there must be a trick to getting it right, 'cause I saw a
magnificent, huge, multi-headed plant at Agri Starts in March of this year.
For starters, I'm gonna start pinching inflorescences as soon as they

Brgds -

-----Original Message-----
From: Denis <denis@skg.com>
To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Date: Lunes, 27 de Noviembre de 2000 01:51 p.m.
Subject: Re: Alocasia Black Velvet

>Dear Aroiders:
>This plant is a vexation to me. Just when I get the thing looking good
>and ready to sell, It decides to go into flowering mode and stops all
>leaf production. I would not be so bad that it went into flower, but the
>flowers seem to suck up all the nutrition in the plant and cause the
>older leaves to pale out and loose their dark color. This is perhaps one
>of those plants which can not be grown as a horticultural item and is
>better off left to enthusiasts to enjoy and put up with its untimely
>flowering and subsequent decline. I have learned to only grow it in
>small numbers and sell it as soon as I get four decent leaves on it
>before it can go into its reproductive phase.
>Denis at Silver Krome Gardens
>Piabinha@aol.com wrote:
>> i have a question on this plant.  i understand this is now A. reginula,
>> that correct?
>> also, my plant has only 4 leaves and has not grown a new one for a while,
>> which worries me.  in the center, i see 2 inflorescences coming up.
>> it's nice to know hte plant is happy enough to bloom, i wonder why it
>> have more leaves.
>> tsuh yang

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