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Looking for Alocasia Macrorrhiza 'Borneo Giant'

Posted by roger_l TN (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 14, 07 at 22:06

i was wondering if anyone had one of these
for sell? I just got started gardening this
year and i really want to get one of these
for my garden. And so u think this would
do good near my koi pond or would it try to tap
into my pond?

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RE: Looking for Alocasia Macrorrhiza 'Borneo Giant'

It may be early for these, but Brian's Botanicals may be growing seedlings of these out right now--you'll have to inquire.

Also try NS Exotics:

RE: Looking for Alocasia Macrorrhiza 'Borneo Giant'

k ty i ordered one from there
can not wait to get it

RE: Looking for Alocasia Macrorrhiza 'Borneo Giant'

I bought 2 small borneo giants last year, they grew nicely until a frost took down the leaves, I planted the "bulbs" into 5 gal pots and kept them warm, it took about 2 months before they started to show signs of new growth, but once that happened, they grew very quickly. I am waiting for warm weather to arrive so I can plant them out again, they should be much bigger this year.

In good conditions, a new leaf will form each week that is about 2X larger in surface area than the previous, so the key is to start off the year with a strong, robust plant that is ready to take off.

RE: Looking for Alocasia Macrorrhiza 'Borneo Giant'

At the end of this summer I will have a monster sized one looking for a new home. I want it this summer, but it will be far too big for my greenhouse next winter. In fact it was too high this winter and had to occupy the spare room, but it is already rapidly growing and will be much bigger still next autumn.

However, I live in the UK and it weighs half what I weigh and is 6ft tall now. It's new owner will have to collect.

Pot not included

RE: Looking for Alocasia Macrorrhiza 'Borneo Giant'

Roger, I live in TN and I'd love to know how this did for you. Do you think you can overwinter it outdoors?

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