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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.


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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
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.

RE: Overwintering Xanthosoma and A. 'Hilo Beauty'

Hilo Beauty is a Xanthosoma also .

RE: Overwintering Xanthosoma and A. 'Hilo Beauty'


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?

RE: Overwintering Xanthosoma and A. 'Hilo Beauty'

Check out the following site:
It may answer your questions.

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