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  Alocasia reginula
From: Rosalind <rozgold at pacbell.net> on 2004.08.17 at 03:01:16(12004)
Hi folks!

I got a very small rooted cutting of Alocasia reginula about a year ago, and I'm
surprised at how slowly the plant is growing. It currently has two leaves, and
has only put out one additional leaf since I got it - that leaf didn't seem to
like direct sun, and got discolored and died a few months after it first

From: Bryan Lampl <blampl1 at earthlink.net> on 2004.08.17 at 03:44:38(12006)
hi Roz,

i am also in southern california. though i don't have the alocasia reginula,
i have other species of alocasia which require similar conditions as yours.
i would suggest putting them outside where it is brighter. i do agree with
the indirect light. i have fried a few trying to see if they could tolerate
direct sunlight. humdity doesn't seem to be a huge factor here, but i do
mist my plants on a regular basis, especially because i am concerned with
potential for mites in the warm and dry conditions here.

hope this helps.


From: "Bamboo Chik" <bamboochik at earthlink.net> on 2004.08.17 at 12:20:51(12007)
I have found many Alocasia are slow growers and fussy to the max. Last year
I bought two different species which promptly appeared to die. Never one to
give up easily, I just left them alone as I know that some Alocasia go into
dormancy as part of their life cycle. Sure enough, both Alocasia started
growth this Feb. and are now beautiful, healthy, plants that just don't
want to stop growing. Hope this helps...b.f.n...deb/S.AL

> [Original Message]

From: Wrig14 at aol.com on 2004.08.17 at 19:36:42(12012)
Several A. reginula are ground palnted along beds that survived
Charlery. This plant is a very small grower but in no way a shrinking violet. Given
right conditions it will flourish Joe

From: Brian Williams <pugturd at alltel.net> on 2004.08.18 at 14:44:28(12020)
Many people have trouble keeping these alocasias happy manly due to not
being able to keep them warm enough and then rot sits in. I have
recently crossed Alocasia reginula with macrorrhiza and hopefully
macrorrhiza with reginula. But unfortunately it usually takes me 2 to 3
years to get the plants propagated. With my distrust to TC labs and
other marketers it makes putting in production my hybrids even more
difficult. I would love to get paid to create new plants but I don't
think its possible. But some reward would be gratifying.

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