Tropicals forum: Frydek Won't Let Go

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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jun 10, 2014 4:05 PM CST
My Alocasia micholitzian, Frydek is comatose and won't let go of a new leaf. This leaf has been around since November. It's not growing or dying. It's been fed once. Does this Alocasia by any chance have a dormant period?

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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Jun 10, 2014 4:26 PM CST
Mine sit like that through the winter, Anne, then jump up and start popping new leaves as soon as the nights get warm.

Maybe put it up higher, or in a spot that stays warmer at night?
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jun 10, 2014 4:48 PM CST
It's been outside for going on 2 months now and gets about 30 minutes of late afternoon sun. I just now went out and took the soil temperature, it's 88° . The nights have been in the upper 60's to low 70's and days, upper 80's to 90's. Poly on the other hand is releasing leaves like there is no tomorrow and they both sit on the same table.
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Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Jun 10, 2014 5:31 PM CST
So much for that theory, huh. I'd be inclined to turn it out of the pot and see if something's going on down below.

Maybe it needs a dry period? Mine hardly get watered through the winter, but they do often retain a small leaf or two like that.
Elaine

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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Jun 10, 2014 5:47 PM CST
I did pull it out of the pot and roots look healthy though are starting to wind around the bottom ... I think I'll repot it tomorrow and give it a few more inches of leg room and let it dry out a bit. Thanks!
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