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#21 User is offline   islaverde 

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Posted 09 February 2006 - 11:02 AM

All these things grow best in the ground. Pot culture very difficult unless you have the perfect skills and environment.

prana: nope, not X sagit.

There is a clump of Xanthosomas (7-8 feet) outside Orchidville, at the busstop. This one looks like X sagitt too but I have been told by an Aroid expert it is Xanthosoma robustum.
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Posted 09 February 2006 - 11:11 AM

Alocasia robusta (too bad I have given my last one away)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v254/motane/23c5ec32.jpg

http://www.positivei...net/sarawak.jpg
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Posted 09 February 2006 - 01:27 PM

tat's awsome. can't imagine that in my garden.
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Posted 12 February 2006 - 06:36 PM

I'm supposed to be helping look after the foliage plants section so here's my maiden post for my babies!!!! :inlove:

some of my alocasias... (they look bashed up cos they're new ok....)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/ghundu88/plants/new%20plants/DSCN5346.jpg
alocosia 'stingray'. look at the leaves with the tail!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/ghundu88/plants/new%20plants/DSCN5347.jpg
Alocasia portei has philodendron selloum-like leaves

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/ghundu88/plants/new%20plants/DSCN5345.jpg
Alocasia advincula. the batman alocasia.
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Posted 12 February 2006 - 07:25 PM

Ryan...i see a palm in ur white bucket...is it a joey???
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Posted 12 February 2006 - 07:43 PM

prana said:

Ryan...i see a palm in ur white bucket...is it a joey???


Off-topic - that is a Licuala orbicularis... :hehe: Cos I seen it there...

Back to the topic on Alocasias... :happy:
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Posted 12 February 2006 - 07:55 PM

heeeee....wah...very nice alocasias.....

where did u get them???
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Posted 12 February 2006 - 09:47 PM

the stems look alike but the leaves are different, very interesting

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/winewinewest...scd.jpg&.src=ph
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Posted 18 March 2006 - 10:57 AM

Alocasia ID.
http://www.aroid.org/genera/alocasia/
http://www.plantconnect.com/plantconnect/m...od=floralocator
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Posted 18 March 2006 - 12:48 PM

There were a lot of native alocasia in the Philippines
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Posted 19 March 2006 - 09:51 AM

my alocasia recently got attacked by caterpillars and i thought that they were goners and so just dug them out and chucked them into another pot....surprised to see that Alocasia advincula 'batwing' threw out this huge glossy leaf.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/ghundu88/plants/new%20plants/DSCN5809.jpg
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Posted 28 May 2006 - 11:34 AM

here's a nice picture of my stingray which i took yesterday.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/ghundu88/plants/new%20plants/DSCN6738.jpg
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Posted 24 January 2008 - 05:31 PM

View Postprana, on Aug 17 2005, 02:31 PM, said:

islaverde!!! wahhhh....wats the name? is it urs? pretty...pretty... :flowers:/> :hammer:

YG is at Cameron highlands? wow...hmm...i hope i order plant directly from them......


Hi Pino
I am from uk and also keep alocasia and colocasia and agree with your identification method.There are a few exceptions I have found to the leaves pointing up though,colocasia gigantea points neither up nor down but parallel to the ground unlike other colocasias that point down.The alocasia that is the exception I have found is amazonica,this points down instead of up!
The best test as you said,is, spray the leaf with water ,if it is absorbed it is alocasia whereas the colocasia runs of like water of a duck's back as if the surface was oily or such.I got my plants from the States and amazingly survived 18 days in the mail without harm! my light levels are very low here so they all go dormant in the winter except for Alocasia Portora which has not lost any leaves at all.I a m looking for a corm or bulb of the Thai strain of colocasia gigantea which grows very big.It seems there are two kinds of gigantea,one that forms a clump or a number of plants divide up and is not very big,and the Thai strain which grows big but does not send out little plants around it's base. I have had many failures with alocasia robusta but still I keep trying,it seems the small plants are too hard to keep and I need a large root or bulb in order to succeed,but these are not available in uk unfortunately.I was in S'pore a month or so ago and looked out for some there but without any luck
joetheghost
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