Aroids forum: Stingrays are scrunchy

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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Jun 8, 2013 12:58 PM CST
Love the shape of these leaves when they're young, but when they get bigger/older they get the scrunchy look and are not as attractive. You can't see the "stingray' shape so much.

Are there any cultural adjustments that will help keep the leaves flatter?

Here's a challenge for you, LariAnn, Breed us a Stingray that keeps its shape and I'll bet it would be a bestseller!

Young leaf, older leaf, two plants about 4ft tall.
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Elaine

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Swayback
Jun 8, 2013 2:00 PM CST
http://www.agristarts.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/plants.plantD...

Here u go!
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Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Jun 8, 2013 2:32 PM CST
Aww, Babyray is so cute. Nice size, too! Thanks, Swayback.
Elaine

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Swayback
Jun 9, 2013 9:48 AM CST
I'm excited to have A. Stingray this year, I got about a dozen very small bulbils from a friend in January, I tried to force them all winter with no luck, they now have2-3 leaves about golfball sized...
Figures that as soon as I got the full size one, they come out with a new version...

I've yet to find a source for babyray plants, but once the liner producers get ahold of em, it seems they become readily available...
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Jul 9, 2013 7:19 PM CST
A few years ago, lakesidecallas (ATP member), had a co-op for alos, colos,etc. from Agristarts. It was a great one. Maybe we should try to get a co-op going next winter/early spring. If I remember correctly, the plants came in May or June. They were liners, but jumped once the summer heat hit them. I lost some to the wet cold winter we had that year, but some are still thriving. The sting-ray was one that didn't come back, but that's okay. I have too many plants anyway.
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Swayback
Jul 9, 2013 10:07 PM CST
Yes!
An aroid co-op would be great, I intend to post a classified here to sell my overage, and hopefully trade a few folks around here!
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Name: Arlene
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florange
Jul 22, 2013 12:25 PM CST
I repotted my Stingray this spring (after it uprooted itself during a windstorm). In my wisdom, I didn't reuse the soil in the previous pot and also didn't dump that pot because it was full of Stingray "nuts". Just covered it with a heavy duty black bag so rain wouldn't saturate it. Three months later, husband peels back the bag and low and behold! We now have about 40 Stingray plants that are 4-6" tall! A good friend assured me that the "nuts" would not grow. Have to let her know the results!
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Jul 22, 2013 2:02 PM CST
Too funny! That would make you an unintentional EE gardener!!!
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Jul 22, 2013 2:41 PM CST
I'd pot them up and offer them for sale. Those little guys sell for like $8 each in a 4in. pot from the mail order places!
Elaine

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Swayback
Jul 24, 2013 9:02 AM CST
dyzzypyxxy said:I'd pot them up and offer them for sale. Those little guys sell for like $8 each in a 4in. pot from the mail order places!


Me too!

Nobody is buying now tho it's too hot!

Awesome story tho!

I'm guessing this friend wasn't very familiar with alocasias, those little nuts are reliable as can be!

Your plant must have been of good size to have 40 bulbils they make em fast once mature, but 40 is alot!

Interesting idea to cover it, I wouldn't have, and would have told that will cook em to death, shows what I know....

Can we get some pics? Drooling
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