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  What soil for Alocasia?
From: "Adao Pereira" miguelporto at mail.telepac.pt> on 2000.09.19 at 22:47:06(5456)
Hello to all!

I wonder what type of soil do Alocasias prefer. I used to think that they
prefered a light well drained mix, so I used a mix of compost and sand. But
when I was in Costa Rica, seeing the plant growing wild, I noticed that the
soil is heavy clay, mud!
Indeed, the plant that I have growing in clay has bigger leaves...
So, what type is the best?


From: "Dany Hervelle" bs246466 at skynet.be> on 2000.09.23 at 11:03:06(5460)
Hello Miguel

Alocasia prefer a well drained mix,not really important in condition that
this let
the water go down!I have a large colletion of that genera and all are
growing with a mix with a lot of perlit(sometime 50/100 !)
The problem with alocasia is that they are very prompt to fungus attack,and
mix that is to compact with addition of a temporal lowest temperature may
make die the plants rapidly!I have see also some very large plants that were
growing in a not really good draining soil,and like you say the plants,the
plants seem growing

From: Scherberich earmag at cybercable.tm.fr> on 2000.09.26 at 21:31:05(5468)
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