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 Post subject: update on Alocasia
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 6:09 am 
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OK -- it's not growing, no new leaves in sight ... :(

B U T it's not rooting either! i know now for sure because the cat got a hold of it :evil:

what do you think? repot? water? waite?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:27 pm 
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i would try to water very carefully...
did yours go dormant? mine is still going good... they are tropical and i just keep them dry and cool with a little of moisture to prevent root loss i have never had mine go dormant... during the winter though i will loose a leaf or two. i think this is A. X "Amazonica"

this is a true A. cuprea...
http://www.malesiana.com/plant/products ... prea_l.jpg

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 8:42 am 
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mine lost all leaves tilly ! first they turned red-orange then fell of --

ok, so i'll replant them and see what happens.

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just wanted to update you guys on this one --

!nothing happened!

so i checked them, thes are completely dried out.
when emptying (emptiing?) the pot another little .. thing .. fell out. it still felt hard, so i repotted it and will keep on trying.

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 Post subject: Re: update on Alocasia
PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:21 pm 
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I cannot help you all I can do is share my experience. I had one that went dormant in the winter. It stayed hard , large bulb I put it out the next summer it never grew but the bulb stayed firm.
i like it so much I just brought another last week will try again. I hope someone can help with more info how to grow this plant.

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 Post subject: Re: update on Alocasia
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:16 pm 
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sorry yours seems to have died, anja - hopefully that one that you just replanted is still hanging in there and will sprout again!!

i'd like some more info about these, too!!

i have a 'polly' that i got last summer - it grew ALL winter long until about a month/6 weeks ago and then the leaves started dieing off (and no new growth). i've still been watering it.

i thought these went dormant in winter?? i expected it to start going dormant around end of december/beginning of january...not in march.

i had an amazonica two years ago and didn't know that this plant went dormant - it died back in december and i thought it had died, so i chucked it...

do the different varieties go dormant at different times?? how long can i expect this one (polly) to stay dormant?

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 Post subject: Re: update on Alocasia
PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:34 am 
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I went on a search to figure this plant out. I am tired of buying when I want to set up my arrangement. Next I have to try to figure out the zebra plant that I keep killing also. So below is what I found and the websites with more info

Even though some websites claim Alocasia Amazonica is difficult to grow, in fact it is easy. The trick is you must provide the plant the conditions it requires. This hybridized specimen will not do well as a "house plant" on the interior of a home unless it is receiving at least moderately bright light. You also cannot fail to water the plant on a regular basis. This is a hybrid of rain forest specimens and requires damp (not muddy) conditions to prosper. However, like many Alocasia sp., if planted out doors Alocasia Amazonica will often go dormant when the temperatures drop below 12.75C (55 degrees F) and you may not see it for some months until spring and warmer weather returns. In most cases the specimen will grow again once the temperatures rise and stabilize again. But the specimen will not tolerate a freeze!

http://www.exoticrainforest.com/Alocasi ... %20pc.html

http://www.weekendgardener.net/housepla ... zonica.htm

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