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Colocasia Thailand giants coming out of dormancy

Discussion in 'Tropical Gardening' started by Matt-tropical, Feb 9, 2018.

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    Last week I potted up my Thai giants in damp compost and they seem to be making a start into growth. Last year I kept it growing over winter but this year I cut it off and let it go dormant because of its size. I Would appreciate any advice mainly around the amount of water if any to give it at this early stage thanks in advance.
     
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      I haven't grown any colocasia yet , hoping to get black coral this spring. Personally I'd give it a light water sparingly, don't want it to get to wet are it may rot and wait until it starts growing. That how most bulbs / plants are brought back from being in dormancy.
       
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        Have seen them started off just on top of the soil in a pot when they start to root then potted up properly. Thanks for the reply Off to buy a spray bottle to mist the soil, think your right less is more in this case
         
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          Not really grown Colocasia seriously myself but have grown Taro, (Colocasia esculenta), from supermarket tubers.
          I just started them off in a closed propagator on damp sand, pretty much 100% humidity and 30C temperature.
           
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