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Alocasia, Englerarum & Leucocasia (Giant Taro)

Alocasia is a very broad and diverse genus, whereas Englerarum and Leucocasia are monotypic genera with only one species each, namely Englerarum hypnosum which was separated from the genus Alocasia in the year 2013 and Leucocasia gigantea, which is going to be separated soon from Colocasia. All are ornamental foliage plants from subtropical to tropical areas from Asia to Australia and Oceania. Many species have extremely showy, large oval to arrow-shaped leaves and/or beautiful leaf patterns and are easily grown in any humus rich soil in a partially shaded (summer) to sunny (winter) spot. Smaller to medium sized Alocasia species can be grown in pots, the larger species may require a container. In winter keep plants slightly drier at a minimum of some 15°C.
Sow seeds flat in any humus rich substrate at a minimum of some 24°C throughout the year. Keep seedlings in partial shade during summer months.
7 large seeds per package.

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Leucocasia gigantea (Giant Taro)

Leucocasia gigantea (Giant Taro)

400cm, Giant Taro (syn. Colocasia gigantea) is an extremely large sized and fast growing species from northern and central Indochina. The form 'Thailand Giant' from Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand makes up to 4 m long and up to 2 m broad leaves with a nice bluish-green tinge, the form 'Lao Giant' from Bolikhamxayi Province, Laos is equally large, nicely colored and impressive. Easily grown in any humus rich, well drained soil in partial shade (summer) to fulll sun (winter). In winter keep plants slightly drier at a minimum of some 15°C. VII-X.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package ('Lao Giant')0288 € 4,99
seed package ('Lao Giant')
('Lao Giant')
seed package ('Thailand Giant')8808 € 3,99
seed package ('Thailand Giant')
('Thailand Giant')