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runners on an alocasia...

Posted by woollady z8 CA (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 30, 13 at 22:20

hi,this is my first time here.i was given a green alocasia plant.it has large elephant shaped leaves.i don't know the name of it.it is growing in a 12" plastic pot.it is about 3' tall.and doing great.now i've noticed it is putting out all these green runners everywhere.what exactly are they,what do they do>right now i've just wound them around in the pot,till i get some help.since my plant is in a pot,do i need to keep these or can i cut them off?thank you for any help.


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RE: runners on an alocasia...

Sounds more like a colocasia!

Those runners will make pups!

You can keep winding them round the pot or let em ramble, I poke em thru the bottom of a pot and add soil, wait 2 weeks, snap it off and give its own pot!

If you'd like to post a pic, that would be fun, we like pics!

This post was edited by grabmebymyhandle on Fri, Oct 4, 13 at 12:00


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RE: runners on an alocasia...

thank you grabme,for your reply.thanks for giving me the correct name too for the plant.i will do as yu suggest.there are a lot of runners coming out now!


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