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Posted 24 November 2009 - 09:14 AM

yes it is.

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 09:28 AM

View Postpino, on Nov 21 2009, 09:51 AM, said:

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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I have a macrorrhiza alocasia in a rather large pot. I m think of squeezing more plants in to utilize the pot cos I have seen bigger ones in smaller pots. Any problem if I mixed different species of similar family of alocasia together? e.g. macrorrhizos + black stem + variegated?

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 09:37 AM

View Postdarwinkoh, on Nov 24 2009, 09:28 AM, said:

I have a macrorrhiza alocasia in a rather large pot. I m think of squeezing more plants in to utilize the pot cos I have seen bigger ones in smaller pots. Any problem if I mixed different species of similar family of alocasia together? e.g. macrorrhizos + black stem + variegated?

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er, i won't do it lor as they will fight.
i have place 2 types of colocasia in a pot before, end up, the one with green leaves violet stem dominate the whole pot & the black magic dissappear. :(/>
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Posted 24 November 2009 - 09:58 AM

View Postpino, on Nov 24 2009, 09:37 AM, said:

er, i won't do it lor as they will fight.
i have place 2 types of colocasia in a pot before, end up, the one with green leaves violet stem dominate the whole pot & the black magic dissappear. :(/>


Wow.. lucky to check with u beforehand... :o/>
Did think of them 'fighting'.. but thought since they r "cousins", they might able to stay together under the same 'roof'... Nevertheless seeing the spread of the different species around.. not surprising who is the more aggressive one... n ultimate winner.. in a 'fight'.. :lol:/> Guess I might try 'pot within pot' to utilise the space since my macrorrhizo is growing loopsided.. Need to build the 'Great Wall' to protect from the 'xiongnu'... :D/>
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Posted 24 November 2009 - 10:13 AM

My Var. Alocasia have been with me for almost a month, grow very slow leh, perhap due to the size of pot.

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 10:24 AM

View Postsuccessnowhere, on Nov 24 2009, 10:13 AM, said:

My Var. Alocasia have been with me for almost a month, grow very slow leh, perhap due to the size of pot.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2745/4057822252_1bc7ce3ba8.jpg

Looked quite spacious to me leh... or m I ill treating my plants... :bangin:/>
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Posted 24 November 2009 - 01:08 PM

View Postsuccessnowhere, on Nov 24 2009, 10:13 AM, said:

My Var. Alocasia have been with me for almost a month, grow very slow leh, perhap due to the size of pot.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2745/4057822252_1bc7ce3ba8.jpg



u feed them? if not try bone meal or chicken poo...
remember to water it after feed them else too salty may kill the plant.
& do it when sun is not around in case it got burn.
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Posted 24 November 2009 - 04:28 PM

View Postpino, on Nov 24 2009, 01:08 PM, said:

u feed them? if not try bone meal or chicken poo...
remember to water it after feed them else too salty may kill the plant.
& do it when sun is not around in case it got burn.


Yes Sir. I just feed them with bone meal last weekend.

Guess next week will become a tree :hysterical:/>
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Posted 25 May 2010 - 12:54 AM

Hi all, just got my variegated alocasia today... What potting media do you guys usually use? it's now in some very dark potting mixture... do I mix IBE with compost or something else??

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 10:46 AM

yes IBE pls. make sure they are in granule form. it is ok to have some refine on mixed in between.
btw, i realise that my variegated alocasia (in white form) has more variegated colour (more of the white patch) when i give them full sun.
not to sure where are u going to put it but do share with us when it grow new leaves. tks,
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Posted 26 May 2010 - 11:55 PM

View Postpino, on 25 May 2010 - 10:46 AM, said:

yes IBE pls. make sure they are in granule form. it is ok to have some refine on mixed in between.
btw, i realise that my variegated alocasia (in white form) has more variegated colour (more of the white patch) when i give them full sun.
not to sure where are u going to put it but do share with us when it grow new leaves. tks,



I'll be repotting tomorrow into some IBE (just IBE? no compost or other organic matter?) and it'll be somewhere where there's bright shade till it establishes, then i'll shift to a place with morning sun.. I can't get full sun though...
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Posted 27 May 2010 - 11:33 AM

View Postshawnchen89, on 26 May 2010 - 11:55 PM, said:

I'll be repotting tomorrow into some IBE (just IBE? no compost or other organic matter?) and it'll be somewhere where there's bright shade till it establishes, then i'll shift to a place with morning sun.. I can't get full sun though...



yes u can mix them with compost or potting mixed.
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Posted 27 May 2010 - 03:55 PM

View Postpino, on 27 May 2010 - 11:33 AM, said:

yes u can mix them with compost or potting mixed.


Hi! sorry to barge in...
what's IBE?
compost or potting mixed? are these ready mixed soil for potted plants? sorry im new in this :blush:/>
i use ready mixed soil in those small/ medium size bag which nurseries usually recommend for indoor potted plants - brand-less one

hi pino, we "met" before here http://www.greencult..._0 :D/>
just want to check if this is the right type of soil to use for my alocasia black velvet too. wld b great if got pics of the soil so that i knw how it looks like. sorry, im really blur in this :blush:/>
the nurseries have all types of ready mix soil, most i see packeted here in M'sia which i also dunno which is good. since i thot its only soil, i go for the norm, "medium" price range local mix soil, small packet costs abt RM5-6.
will dig out my alocasia soon, hopefully this w/end n get your advice later ;)/>
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Posted 29 May 2010 - 10:24 AM

View Postexplore, on 27 May 2010 - 03:55 PM, said:

Hi! sorry to barge in...
what's IBE?
compost or potting mixed? are these ready mixed soil for potted plants? sorry im new in this http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/blush.gif
i use ready mixed soil in those small/ medium size bag which nurseries usually recommend for indoor potted plants - brand-less one

hi pino, we "met" before here http://www.greencult..._0&#entry272224 http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif
just want to check if this is the right type of soil to use for my alocasia black velvet too. wld b great if got pics of the soil so that i knw how it looks like. sorry, im really blur in this http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/blush.gif
the nurseries have all types of ready mix soil, most i see packeted here in M'sia which i also dunno which is good. since i thot its only soil, i go for the norm, "medium" price range local mix soil, small packet costs abt RM5-6.
will dig out my alocasia soon, hopefully this w/end n get your advice later http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/wink.gif



IBE is indonesia burnt soil that comes in granule form (rocky). dont ever buy those in refine form as sooner or later they will be harden then you will water drainage problem (the nursery owner that i went to buy burnt soil always laugh at me when i go those IBE instead of refine burnt soil........http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/hysterical.gif )

to find out more about compost, pls kindly click the following link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compost

u can read more on the following link as well

http://www.greencult...-volcanic-soil/

http://www.greencult...urnt-earth-ibe/
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Posted 29 May 2010 - 11:34 PM

View Postpino, on 29 May 2010 - 10:24 AM, said:

IBE is indonesia burnt soil that comes in granule form (rocky). dont ever buy those in refine form as sooner or later they will be harden then you will water drainage problem (the nursery owner that i went to buy burnt soil always laugh at me when i go those IBE instead of refine burnt soil........http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/hysterical.gif )

to find out more about compost, pls kindly click the following link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compost

u can read more on the following link as well

http://www.greencult...-volcanic-soil/

http://www.greencult...urnt-earth-ibe/


thanks pino
i didnt knw there're so many types of soil :blink:/>
i've been to a few nurseries here in KL but seriously i've nvr come across the soil that they sell are so well defined, let alone advising their customers the varieties n suitability. Most i see are readily mix n packed soil. But 2 types i observed are always available in any nurseries are black n red soil (has got sandy clay-pebble texture in its dry state...sorry my manglish :blush:/>) Looks like these 2 are "basic" soil n they r the cheapest. A nursery told me before that they are burnt soil, but dunno if its the IBE u mentioned. Looks to me its locally (M'sia) made - they hv these soil in abundance in any nurseries.
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Posted 31 May 2010 - 10:17 AM

View Postexplore, on 29 May 2010 - 11:34 PM, said:

thanks pino
i didnt knw there're so many types of soil http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/blink.gif
i've been to a few nurseries here in KL but seriously i've nvr come across the soil that they sell are so well defined, let alone advising their customers the varieties n suitability. Most i see are readily mix n packed soil. But 2 types i observed are always available in any nurseries are black n red soil (has got sandy clay-pebble texture in its dry state...sorry my manglish http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/blush.gif) Looks like these 2 are "basic" soil n they r the cheapest. A nursery told me before that they are burnt soil, but dunno if its the IBE u mentioned. Looks to me its locally (M'sia) made - they hv these soil in abundance in any nurseries.



should be ok..........
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Posted 09 July 2010 - 04:02 AM

My variegated alocasia, after repotting into a large large pot with my variegated spider lilies...

The new leaves just get nicer and nicer... :wub:/>

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee47/shawnchen89/IMG_0999.jpg
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Posted 09 July 2010 - 10:58 AM

View Postshawnchen89, on 09 July 2010 - 04:02 AM, said:

My variegated alocasia, after repotting into a large large pot with my variegated spider lilies...

The new leaves just get nicer and nicer... http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/wub.gif




congrat....
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