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Variegated Alocasia name and where to get?

#1 User is offline   whyee 

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 12:14 AM

Hi everyone, saw this beauty at the entrance leading to Hort park.

wondering what is the name and where possibly to get it. TIA!

http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm206/whyee/Garden/AlocasiaVariegated.jpg
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Posted 21 September 2009 - 10:11 AM

View Postwhyee, on Sep 21 2009, 01:14 AM, said:

Hi everyone, saw this beauty at the entrance leading to Hort park.

wondering what is the name and where possibly to get it. TIA!

http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm206/whyee/Garden/AlocasiaVariegated.jpg

Saw a few pots at No.14 of the group of Kovan nurseries. Priced at 10$ for pot size of 18cm.
Try to grow once.. did ok when the weather was cool.. but start to deteriorate once direct sunlight start coming in.. though I still keep it in the same shaded location. Rather surprise cos my much larger normal species seems to thrive with direct sunlight.
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Posted 22 September 2009 - 12:56 AM

View Postdarwinkoh, on Sep 21 2009, 10:11 AM, said:

Saw a few pots at No.14 of the group of Kovan nurseries. Priced at 10$ for pot size of 18cm.
Try to grow once.. did ok when the weather was cool.. but start to deteriorate once direct sunlight start coming in.. though I still keep it in the same shaded location. Rather surprise cos my much larger normal species seems to thrive with direct sunlight.


Thanks. so it's good in full shade/bright shade?
I have a fair bit of shady areas to cover :P/>
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Posted 22 September 2009 - 08:26 AM

View Postwhyee, on Sep 22 2009, 12:56 AM, said:

Thanks. so it's good in full shade/bright shade?
I have a fair bit of shady areas to cover :P/>


Oh.. just realised that u stay in e West. In that case, u might wanna try Chengtai in CCK.
I got my that in Dec. It costs 8$ w/o pot. The nurseries just left it in full sun.
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Posted 22 September 2009 - 08:27 AM

View Postdarwinkoh, on Sep 21 2009, 10:11 AM, said:

Try to grow once.. did ok when the weather was cool.. but start to deteriorate once direct sunlight start coming in.. though I still keep it in the same shaded location. Rather surprise cos my much larger normal species seems to thrive with direct sunlight.


Ooh, better move mine into shade then! i know the perfect spot!
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Posted 22 September 2009 - 09:59 AM

View PostGrandiflora, on Sep 22 2009, 08:27 AM, said:

Ooh, better move mine into shade then! i know the perfect spot!

Has yours grown any bigger? Mine is just giving out lots of baby shoots but leaves not any bigger yet, or at least not the size I want it to be. I want the gigantic ones! Greedy?

What's the fertilizing requirements like? Can drown them in chix poo?

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 10:06 AM

this one need good drainage.
over watering may cause the yam to rot.
better use IBE.
can feed with chicken poo.
but remember to water it hor.
can take full sun.
btw it can grow very big if given the right condition.
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Posted 22 September 2009 - 10:12 AM

View Postscatterseed, on Sep 22 2009, 09:59 AM, said:

Has yours grown any bigger? Mine is just giving out lots of baby shoots but leaves not any bigger yet, or at least not the size I want it to be. I want the gigantic ones! Greedy?

What's the fertilizing requirements like? Can drown them in chix poo?

SS


Mine has neither baby shoots nor big leaves! how?
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Posted 22 September 2009 - 10:28 AM

how long u have yours?
be patient.
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Posted 22 September 2009 - 10:32 AM

View Postpino, on Sep 22 2009, 10:28 AM, said:

how long u have yours?
be patient.


You know how young people are? ;)/> ;)/> Instant gratification is what they are looking for! ;)/>;) **Go buy plastic plants lar**

But really, how long to wait ah? Even not so young like can't wait for this beauty to grow big big! :lol:/>

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 11:01 AM

View Postscatterseed, on Sep 22 2009, 10:32 AM, said:

You know how young people are? ;)/> ;)/> Instant gratification is what they are looking for! ;)/>;) **Go buy plastic plants lar**

But really, how long to wait ah? Even not so young like can't wait for this beauty to grow big big! :lol:/>

SS


SS, thought you got another 40 odd years to wait?? :hysterical:/>

Hahahahhaa, as SS mentioned, less than 3 weeks i think, hahahaha!
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Posted 22 September 2009 - 01:13 PM

View Postscatterseed, on Sep 22 2009, 10:32 AM, said:

You know how young people are? ;)/> ;)/> Instant gratification is what they are looking for! ;)/> ;)/> **Go buy plastic plants lar**

But really, how long to wait ah? Even not so young like can't wait for this beauty to grow big big! :lol:/>

SS


alocasia are forever hungry for fertiliser.
bone meal & chicken poo are good.
can also mix ibe with thai potting mixed from world farm.
but remember to feed when there is no sun & water after feeding the plant.
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Posted 20 November 2009 - 06:49 AM

Does anyone have a name for this Alocasia?

Michael
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Posted 20 November 2009 - 10:35 AM

View PostUeberwinden, on Nov 20 2009, 06:49 AM, said:

Does anyone have a name for this Alocasia?

Michael


Hi Michael,

I didn't notice the tag but can check it the next time I go to Hort Park.
I think it should be 1 of the more common variegated type Alocasia macrorrhizos 'Variegata'


http://davesgarden.c...es/pf/go/53965/
http://members.iinet.net.au/~meckms/Alocas...0Variegata.html
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Posted 20 November 2009 - 10:49 AM

hi micheal,

if i am not wrong the name is variegated macrorrhiza alocasia. can grow really huge. it will gets more "white" when it is expose to more sun.
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Posted 20 November 2009 - 11:01 AM

hi michael,

some interesting alocasia for your kind attention.

another type of variegated, note that the shape of the leaves is sharp

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j40/pino_photo/ferns/DSC_0176.jpg

less sun
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j40/pino_photo/ferns/Picture178.jpg

when getting more sun
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j40/pino_photo/ferns/Picture307.jpg

alocasia new guinea, the leave is more round then those above. this one will grow big like variegated macrorrhiza alocasia
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j40/pino_photo/ferns/Picture228.jpg

& another interesting alocasia is alocasia lutea, it will grow big as well. the leaves is more of the yellow.

http://gallery.petho...790IMG_0382.JPG
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Posted 20 November 2009 - 11:15 AM

pino,

poison poison! :drool:/>

You have each type planted in pots and in ground (with episcias in a cool spot?) which one doing better?

so good drainage required but I thought they like constant moist soil too?

was thinking of adding a thick layer of compost/peat moss/coffee powder/bonemeal to the top layer as I read that they like more acidic env. or just mix it all up with IBE in the pot...
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Posted 20 November 2009 - 05:12 PM

View Postwhyee, on Nov 20 2009, 11:15 AM, said:

pino,

poison poison! :drool:/>

You have each type planted in pots and in ground (with episcias in a cool spot?) which one doing better?

so good drainage required but I thought they like constant moist soil too?

was thinking of adding a thick layer of compost/peat moss/coffee powder/bonemeal to the top layer as I read that they like more acidic env. or just mix it all up with IBE in the pot...



hi there, i think it is better to plant it on the ground.
if you are planting them in a pot, drainage very important lor.
(in case you over water it... but for some reason, it doesn't matter when you plant it on the ground. not too sure what is the reason.)
i didn't change the soil for those alcoasia that i have planted on the ground.
i used to feed them with bone meal, now i simply "throw" chicken poo to them.

colocasia on the other hand love water...
i practically plant them with thai potting mixed.
they love rich soil & water.
with the exception of colocasia gigantea, which love dry soil.

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Posted 21 November 2009 - 09:51 AM

i planted this normal macrorrhiza alocasia with thai potting mix & mixed with chicken poo powder form (ah guan help me to get it 2, 3yrs ago.) i have to change pot as it was getting big & normal plastic pot just isn't strong enough to hold it. i have potted it to a heavy stone pot.......... end up the pot is more expensive the plant. :hysterical:/>


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Posted 24 November 2009 - 05:51 AM

Pino,

Very nice, I love some of the color combinations. Are these hybrids that are named?

Michael
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