Overwintering Xanthosoma and A. 'Hilo Beauty'

msbunny1(z7a TN)September 18, 2006

So, while we're on the subject of overwintering...

How about X. 'Lime Zinger' (presently in a pot outdoors) and Alocasia 'Hilo Beauty' (ditto)

I have both an unheated basement and a cool greenhouse available, though would prefer to store tubers/rhizomes/bulbs rather than keeping plants alive.

Thanks

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hostaholic2 z 4, MN

Hi, I've been looking for info on overwintering Lime Zinger too.I found some info at www.mobot.org/gardeninghelp/plantfinder
There it said "Dig up rhizomes in fall before first frost for overwintering indoors in a cool, dry place (in the same manner as cannas). Container plants may be brought indoors before frost for overwintering in a cool location either as a houseplant with reduced watering or as a cut back dormant plant." If you find any other info please post and share it. Thanks.

    Bookmark   September 19, 2006 at 10:59PM
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aroideana(Tropical Australia)

Hilo Beauty is a Xanthosoma also .

    Bookmark   September 21, 2006 at 8:06AM
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msbunny1(z7a TN)

Aroideana,

That's funny - I've seen "Hilo Beauty" listed as both Alocasia and Colocasia. Well, rats.

Do you have a citation you can give me?

    Bookmark   October 5, 2006 at 8:58AM
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tsmith2579(7B)

Check out the following site:
http://www.centralfloridafarms.com/elephantearcare.htm
It may answer your questions.

    Bookmark   October 21, 2006 at 8:10PM
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