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Overwintering Xanthosoma and A. 'Hilo Beauty'

Posted by msbunny1 z7a TN (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 18, 06 at 14:29

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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RE: Overwintering Xanthosoma and A. 'Hilo Beauty'

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.


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RE: Overwintering Xanthosoma and A. 'Hilo Beauty'

Hilo Beauty is a Xanthosoma also .


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RE: Overwintering Xanthosoma and A. 'Hilo Beauty'

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?


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RE: Overwintering Xanthosoma and A. 'Hilo Beauty'

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


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