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Old May 24th, 2007, 03:16 PM
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Colocasia Gigantea: How to plant???

I just purchased 2 colocasia gigantea plants. I have a few general questions. I will be planting them in huge containers.

1. What kind of soil should I use? Organic, potting mix, potting mix with fertilizer already built in, etc??

2. What soil addivitives should I use? peat moss, perlite, etc??

3. Should I fertilize with a Miracle Grow type fertilizer?

4. What else do they need for survival?

I live in Zone 5b so they will be coming indoors before the temps hit 45 degrees.

Any info to guarentee success will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance!!!
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Old May 24th, 2007, 04:19 PM
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Re: Colocasia Gigantea: How to plant???

I plant mine in straight manure, water lots.
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Re: Colocasia Gigantea: How to plant???

I agree with Carol. In addition to the manure and lotsa water, I fertilize bi-weekly with liquid fertilizer (20/20/20). Plant them where they will get as much heat as possible, too. These factors combined should get you the biggest "ears"!
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