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  Alocasia Crassifolia ?
From: "hanson, skip" shanson at emc.com> on 2005.08.01 at 07:41:01(13259)
All,
Hello. I have been having trouble getting Alocasia Crassifolia
to grow well here in Northern CA. I them in a small greenhouse
but once the plants go dormant in the Winter they never re-emerge
in the Spring ? The bulbs are not soft or rotten, they just sit
there and do nothing. I have removed them to discover several small
bulbils on the underside of the main bulb, that is the only evidence
of growth. I really like this plant and was wondering if they require
any special care that I am obviously not giving them ? Do they
require more/less heat, humidity etc. ? I live on the coast and it
is fairly cool and foggy in the Summers.

Thanks,
Skip

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From: "Michael Pascall" mickpascall at hotmail.com> on 2005.08.02 at 00:56:48(13261)
Alocasia alba syn. crassifolia , like all of the larger landscape species
does not grow well in a pot .
Try planting it out , you will find it will grow much better , easily gets
to 5-6' high .

Michael Pascall,

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