Houseplants forum: Calocacia Amazonia

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psa101
Jan 30, 2013 5:18 PM CST
My calocacia Amazonia is looking ill with brown spots showing up on many leaves. These are irregular and mostly smaller than a dime. I was out of town and it did not get watered regularily and I am thinking since it is in the taro family maybe it just got too dry. Anyone have any thoughts on this? I am new to the forum.
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gg5
Jan 30, 2013 5:22 PM CST
Welcome! Pauletta don't know the answer just welcoming you! ATP (all things plants) is a fun and interesting site! enjoy Smiling
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psa101
Feb 1, 2013 4:47 PM CST
Thanks Greg, this does seem to be a friendly bunch?
Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
Feb 1, 2013 6:13 PM CST
Btw people are probably going to ask to see photos of what you're talking about...be patient, I know that someone will know the answer!
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Stush2019
Feb 2, 2013 1:19 PM CST
Hope this helps. I had one and it died for me. Latter I learned that it is a high light plant. It needs warmth and bright light. If you got these areas in your house ok. If not, like me you may not be able to keep one. I am no expert on this but it was what I was told.
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extranjera
Feb 2, 2013 8:52 PM CST
Are the brown spots on the edges of the leaves or in the middle? They do need regular water, they are bog plants and need lots of water but good drainage and warmth and light but not direct sun. Some of the colocasias can take a little direct sun but not all. My guess is either that it dried out too much or has sun damage. We do love pictures here Whistling that would help a lot.

Here's a pic of one of my colocasias that has some brown spots on the edges of some of the leaves. That's because the sun has moved in the winter and those leaves get some direct sun in the afternoon. It doesn't harm the plant and it would be difficult to move it so I just let it happen.

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