Alocasia 'Malaysian Monster'

coolplantsguy(z6 Ontario)August 20, 2012

Anyone know anything about this one? I see it listed on a commercial supplier but cannot find any info on the web. Just curious.

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aroidgardener(9b/central FL)

I know.....there's really no info about it. I'm going to try and make it to the IAS show and sale in September. Hoping to find it there. I need it for the collection :)

    Bookmark   August 22, 2012 at 3:56PM
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tropicbreezent

I'd suspect it might just be a marketing ploy. It's good to be able to offer something which no one else has. The IAS would be a good place to find out. It may only be something like a Thai Giant with a new label, one that has been grown in Malaysia perhaps.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2012 at 6:29PM
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coolplantsguy(z6 Ontario)

Apparently, it is a selection of A. portei.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2012 at 7:22AM
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tropicbreezent

Definitely A. portei will look different to a Thai Giant. This is a photo of some I came across in my wanderings a few years ago. It was in New Guinea though, so maybe it could be called "Alocasia New Guinea Monster".

    Bookmark   August 23, 2012 at 7:21PM
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grabmebymyhandle(6 Kentucky)

any follow-up on this plant, i cant find any source or info...
D;

    Bookmark   October 14, 2012 at 10:42PM
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sliebe

Brugmansia-Quebec have some in his Catalogue 2013

Here is a link that might be useful: Brugmansia-Quebec

    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 9:50PM
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eclayne(Z6a, MA)

A few sites have it now. Logee's pic says Courtesy of Malesiana Tropicals (I think). Same photo (or plant) at Agristarts but reversed. Looks nice. If Agristarts has it, it will be everywhere.

    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 10:48PM
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grabmebymyhandle(6 Kentucky)

I hate buzz names...fads w/e...

on the plus side that excites me, thats a plant i have admired from my computer chair only...and searched quite a bit for...I just cant swallow the cost of buying starts online, or the thought of a resonably common extremly fast growing plant is really going to cost 20+ for a start with 3 tiny leaves...

theres always lots of nice overflow from agristarts tho, once they start carring something its only a matter of time til it floats thru here : D

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 7:51AM
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Boca_Joe(zone 7A)

I know this is an old post, but had to add my 2 cents. I grew several Malaysian Monsters in my garden in Maryland, zone 7a, about 30 miles NW of Washington DC, last summer 2014. My favorite alocasia! I found out it likes open shade very bright light , maybe some direct morning. It didn't burn in more sun, but much smaller. I measured leaves over 3' long. Lots of fish emulsion and fert for me.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2015 at 5:56PM
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