Classifieds and Group Buys forum: Looking for Alocasia infernalis 'kapit'

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insularway
Jul 17, 2014 10:05 AM CST
Looking for a few of these plants.

Jay
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Calif_Sue
Jul 20, 2014 9:16 AM CST

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mjsponies
Jul 20, 2014 9:42 AM CST
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Calif_Sue said:Jay, it is never a good idea to post your email address in a public forum as it's one sure recipe to end up with an Inbox full of spam. Any replies to your request will automatically bring this thread back to the top of the home page when you visit ATP again, alerting you to a new post. And others can always send you a private message through 'tree mail' as we call it here.


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Lorli
Jul 27, 2014 6:05 AM CST
I never heard of it before, but I love the name. Why is it called "infernalis"?
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insularway
Jul 28, 2014 10:22 AM CST
I dodn't know the origin of the name, but that is its Latin nomeclature Alocasia infernalis 'kapit'. Kapt is a semi-new cultivar/ssp found in Borneo. Its an upright dwarf that is more difficult to keep than most alo's & calo's. Jet back/deep puprple in color it has proven to be an uncommon variety.

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plantladylin
Jul 29, 2014 7:16 AM CST
Jay: I saw you previous post on the Aroid Forum about trying to find this plant. The only place I found a listing was here : http://www.vendio.com/stores/polynesian_produce_stand/item/y... It sure is a gorgeous Alocasia and hopefully will become readily available in the near future. I bet many folks would love to have it in their collection!

Lorli: infernalis is the particular species of Alocasia:

Genus: Alocasia
Species: infernalis
Cultivar Name: Kapit


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insularway
Jul 30, 2014 8:46 AM CST
plantladylin:

Thank you for the suggestion. I bought a sm specimen from this guy. He's in Hawaii & sells a lot on eBay. He sent me a scraggly lil thing that was half dead, & when I removed it from its pot it was basically a leaf/stem stuck in the soil. No roots, no esablished growth, nothing. I don't know if I got ripped off or if he sent a 'seedling' too soon. The search goes on!

Jay

PS - Monrovia emailed me & said they no longer carry that cultivar, even though its still on their website.

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