Aroids forum: Colocasia White Lava - a new one!

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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Jun 5, 2013 12:20 PM CST

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I stopped by HD last night and they had a few Colocasia. The first time I've seen them at a big box store up here!! One was White Lava in a Viva pot. Brand new introduction by John Cho.
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Evan
Name: LariAnn Garner
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LariAnn
Jun 5, 2013 12:59 PM CST

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Looks like a sport of Nancy's Revenge!
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Swayback
Jun 5, 2013 8:31 PM CST
I'm guessing hybrid with it, that bottom pic with a glossy leaf sure looks fontenesii
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Jun 5, 2013 9:22 PM CST

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I wish I could find some info. on it. The pot says 5' x 5' which helps. Here's a link to the Viva site with a pic of a more mature plant.
http://www.vivagarden.com/whatsnew.html
Evan
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Swayback
Jun 6, 2013 11:50 AM CST
I don't think u will find much, it's chos latest patent, I understood it wouldn't be released this year...
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Jun 6, 2013 12:39 PM CST

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Thanks Sway. I have a small Nancyana which I'll grow next to it.
Evan
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Swayback
Jun 7, 2013 9:25 AM CST
I've made 2 trips to HD, no white lava here yet...
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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Jun 7, 2013 10:49 AM CST

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Just visited the HD site and no mention of it. Has anyone heard of Winchester Gardens 1 lb. Elephant Ear Water-Soluble Fertilizer?
Evan
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Swayback
Jun 7, 2013 11:44 AM CST
Crazy! Never seen that before, I wish there was a bit more info, 1-5-1 ratio is what I use too, it's great but micro and macro nutes are really a bug deal with these guys, and I like to add silica too.
It seems to help them hold up to wind whipping damage, with out extra silica, my EE that get wind whipped bad will start to make stumpy stout petioles to defend themselves, I don't like the way it makes colocasia look! Alocasia seem much less concerned but still don't mind extra silica, IMO...

It says it comes with a 15 gram spoon, assuming 15g makes one gallon, it wouldn't be a bad deal at $12 a pound, I may try a bag and see what it's like...

Thanks for the heads up!

HD site never lists their plants properly, and good luck calling them to see what they have, inept employees and what not... No worse than their completion tho...
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Jun 7, 2013 12:11 PM CST

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Sway, in what form is the silica you add? This is new to me.
Evan

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