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Xanthosoma robustum Another of the giant yam plants

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 10:22 PM

Tropical america origins.
Photo shows a young leaf glistening from yesterday's rain.

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 10:47 PM

lovely. what sort of media you are using?
if i am not wrong it loves rich soil & less water??
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Posted 09 September 2010 - 11:20 PM

View Postpino, on 09 September 2010 - 10:47 PM, said:

lovely. what sort of media you are using?
if i am not wrong it loves rich soil & less water??
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i use whatever soil I can find... mixed soil, a bag of rice husk, coconut fiber/husk/coir, bamboo charcoal, sand.
not too sure about less water, it can actually grow in very moist and wet soil just like Alocasia macrorhizza.


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Posted 10 September 2010 - 12:33 AM

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 09:38 AM

plant has grown very quickly with added organic fert. I just threw all the sheep dung, chicken dung, whatever that appears organic and black in the nurseries on the pot. http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/flowers.gif

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