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Colocasia more hardy than M.basjoo....hhmmm

Posted by tropicallvr north coast Cal (My Page) on
Sat, Feb 25, 06 at 1:55

A ebay seller says that his Colocasia is hardier than M.basjoo, but maybe this is a Aroid forum question.
I wonder if this is legit info? Or if it's a scammer?

Here is a link that might be useful: Pink aroid grows in Ohio

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RE: Colocasia more hardy than M.basjoo....hhmmm

  • Posted by grant 6a - ON, Canada (My Page) on
    Sat, Feb 25, 06 at 2:59

You do get a little of that on eBay, but actually this seller is quite knowledgeable about a variety of tropical plants and in particular is well known in the aroid community. He probably has one of the biggest collections of colocasia available for sale and also breeds plants (cannas, EE's, etc). If you feel like a walk on the tropical side I would say this is a very safe way to go. Bid with impunity and good luck!


RE: Colocasia more hardy than M.basjoo....hhmmm

I agree. I have dealt with Brian many times, and so far he has been very reliable, knowledgable and honest.

Besides, Tropicallvr, you are in California- how cold can it get? LOL!

I live just outside of Wash , DC and just ordered this colocasia from him last month.

Cmon summer!

Boca Joe

RE: Question for Troical Joe

Wos, Joe! Love your garden. May I ask you for some fast-growing flowering vines that do well in the DC area? What did you grow on the arbor by the back gate? It looks like it covered it pretty well. Also, is your blood leave banana winter hardy? Thank you!

RE: Colocasia more hardy than M.basjoo....hhmmm

Boca joe- California is big, and I'm on the cold end of it (Zone 7 microclimate)
I just ordered a few EE's from him, and his prices seem good, but still can't bring myself to pay for his hardy one.... yet.

RE: Colocasia more hardy than M.basjoo....hhmmm

Boca Joe:

This is the plant and supplier you told me about. I will order some to see if they make it on my side of the river.

Boca Joe's


You should see Joe's place in person as it will make you feel like you made a wrong turn and ended up in South Florida. My place is a work in progress that can only hope to look half as good as Joe's.

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