Growing Alocasia for size; best ways to encourage it.
I've seen those pictures of those huge single stemmed Alocasia/Colocasia/Xanthosoma in a pot. My question is how do they keep them from pupping or sending runners, so that more energy goes into the main plant?
How do you do it? Divide the new shoots away from main plant when they are big enough? Crush the new starts as the come up? Bare root the plant from time to time and cut back all runners and new shoots? Feed unbalanced fertilizer with more nitrogen?
I just got a one gallon Xanthosoma sagg in the mail and I must have detached at least 8 runners starting to run.
Thanks for sharing any experience.
Here is a link that might be useful: Jacks giant in small pot (old ebay link)