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Alocasia 'calidora' - Persian Palm


Alocasia 'calidora'  - Persian Palm (Alocasia 'calidora'  - Persian Palm)

My friend's 3 year old Persian palm. I purchased one at the same time. My friend's Alocasia is almost 12 feet/ 4 meters tall...I'm embarrassed to say how tall my plant is...
Photo taken Sept. 7, 2010.



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Wow!!

14 Sep, 2010

 

Meanie:

This plant looks smaller than it actually is...there's 4 or 5 steps up to the front porch to the right.

14 Sep, 2010

 

Oh come on how big is yours?

16 Sep, 2010

 

Mushybanna:

I shall never say. lol! : > )

16 Sep, 2010

 

Hehehe i just reread what i put!!!!!
Ermm perhaphs i should rephase that..How big is your persian palm..:>)

16 Sep, 2010

 

Oh, that's very funny!!! LOL!!! : > )

I could make another comment, but I'd better keep this a rated G conversation. LOL! : > )

16 Sep, 2010

 

Hehehe...

17 Sep, 2010

 

LOL!!!

18 Sep, 2010

 

I'm putting this one on my wish list... great looking plant. PG13?. x-) !!

20 Sep, 2010

 

Lori:

LOL! PG-13?

I told my friend, I'm going to cut a couple of the bigs trunks off his plant...to put in to my yard. : > )

20 Sep, 2010

 

Here we go again How big ?? LOL Sorry couldn't resist it ;o)))

20 Sep, 2010

 

Palmate:

That's okay...you don't always have to be the proper Englishman. : > )

21 Sep, 2010

 

Hahahhaaha now that is very funny Me a proper gent..!! LOL :o)))))))))))))))))

22 Sep, 2010

 

Palmate:

Oh, not the proper English gent? I can't believe that...by U.S. standards I'm sure you are. lol! : > )

23 Sep, 2010

 

WOW now that is BIG...and a smasher..thanks for the link

9 Aug, 2011

 

Crissue:

Yes, they can grow even larger than this specimen. This plant was put into the ground in late summer of 2008, if I remember correctly.

10 Aug, 2011

 

My colocasia made it thro the move...I thought it was dead ...but put the empty looking pot in the greenhouse and watered it...and there are sprouts! tiny...nothing like the above...BUT It's still ALIVE~! wonderful plants...going to baby this one.

15 Aug, 2011

 

:o)))

16 Aug, 2011

 

Hello Lori:

Generally Colocasia species go dormant in winter (in most climates - except tropical or warm subtropical). They re-sprout in spring.

I just removed a groundcover in the front yard. I had Xanthosoma sagittifolium (Giant arrowleaf elephant's ears) growing in this spot years ago. Now that I've been giving the new plants in this area water the Xanthosoma sagittifolium have started growing again...I actually thought the tubers were all dead.

16 Aug, 2011

 

were you consciously trying to remove them, D1. such an interesting group of plants. I love mine and I shall try to keep this new start going ok.
I remember your photo of the Xanthosoma which were a very dark green with light veining...looked gothic!

18 Aug, 2011

 

No, the groundcover just took over the whole area. Now that I've removed the groundcover and put in sod it's growing again (especially with all the water I've been giving the new grass).

Yes, Xanthosoma sagittifolium becomes a gigantic plant here...its trunks can grow to more than 6ft/2m tall and the leaves are immense.

Here's some of my previous pics:

http://www.growsonyou.com/Delonix1/photos/Xanthosoma

18 Aug, 2011

 

Was just looking at your pics, D1....Now that I have a greenhouse I'm hoping to extend the growing season for my Colocasia, Cannas and Castor Bean...will have a little bit of the tropics in one corner of the garden next summer!

24 Aug, 2011

 

Lori:

Yes, I'm sure the greenhouse will extend you growing season...the plants will love it .

25 Aug, 2011



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