Alocasia robusta in bloom II - the sequel!
This Spring, I have my own A. robusta producing blooms, and not just one or two, but at least six! At this time I have an abundance of Alocasia plants in bloom, including a particularly desirable large and bullate A. x calidora F2 plant and A. 'Borneo Giant', as well as A. 'Imperial Giant' and A. inoranta. Crosses involving each of these will be attempted.
Close inspection of my rapidly growing A. x robudora plants indicates that some have a degree of powdery bloom on the undersurfaces of the leaves. This characteristic is unique to A. robusta and is never seen in A. odora. Some of the seedlinga are producing offsets already, while others are growing solitary. The bases of most are very thick when compared to A. robusta plants of the same size and age.