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Name: LariAnn Garner
south Florida, USA
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LariAnn
Nov 26, 2010 10:35 PM CST

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I got an eyeful of this humongous Stingray plant when delivering a large Rainbow tree. The owner is an avid gardener, but not an aroid enthusiast or specialist. I was, frankly, amazed. And what's more, just wait till you see the size of her Alocasia "Sarian"


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Name: LariAnn Garner
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LariAnn
Nov 26, 2010 10:36 PM CST

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Here's a closer look at the petioles on this remarkable specimen . .
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twitcher
Nov 28, 2010 1:03 AM CST
How tall is the fence (for perspective)?
Name: LariAnn Garner
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LariAnn
Nov 28, 2010 6:38 AM CST

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The fence is six feet tall.!
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Name: Taylor
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Taylor696
Nov 28, 2010 3:54 PM CST
That is amazing!
I have never seen one so big!
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Budgielover
Jul 13, 2011 4:11 PM CST
Did you get the name of the steriods she's using? LOL
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Christine
Jul 13, 2011 6:24 PM CST
Budgielover said:Did you get the name of the steriods she's using? LOL



I agree
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eclayne
Jul 13, 2011 9:37 PM CST

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I'm amazed something could grow that big with it's roots constrained so by that concrete curb. Maybe they're growing under the fence.
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LariAnn
Jul 14, 2011 6:49 AM CST

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Evan, the curbing is superficial, meaning that it does not go down into the ground enough to serve as a root barrier. I have not been in touch with the owner of this plant since before winter so I do wonder how it fared through our cold spells.
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RobertChumley
Jul 23, 2011 9:09 PM CST
Nice Alocasia LariAnn! See you in September.......
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RAINFOREST
Jul 24, 2011 5:36 AM CST
LariAnn said:I got an eyeful of this humongous Stingray plant when delivering a large Rainbow tree. The owner is an avid gardener, but not an aroid enthusiast or specialist. I was, frankly, amazed. And what's more, just wait till you see the size of her Alocasia "Sarian"



That's the biggest singray i ever seen. I thought alocasia's have to stay in full shade. From your pic i am learning that stingray alocasia may be able to take full or part sun.I got couple of small stingray and Sariyan last september. Eventhough they were in a small container without much fertilizer, it's getting bigger. I am going to move them to large containers soon.
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eclayne
Jul 24, 2011 6:29 AM CST

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So what happened to the "Sarian"
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Name: LariAnn Garner
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LariAnn
Jul 24, 2011 6:32 AM CST

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Evan,

Here it is (or was), this picture was taken the same time as the one of the giant Stingray.

LariAnn


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Ridesredmule
Jul 24, 2011 7:05 AM CST
That is a gorgeous plant...
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eclayne
Jul 24, 2011 7:21 AM CST

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Amazing. Does that lady ever have the touch.
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AnnaZ
Jul 24, 2011 9:02 AM CST
Holy moses..............
Name: Evan
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eclayne
Jul 24, 2011 9:08 AM CST

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Most of my supermarket EE's are ready for ID. I'll wait a week or 2 for a little more size. Just a reminder LariAnn. Looks like this thread would be the place: The thread "EE's and ID's" in Aroids forum
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Henryr10
Jul 24, 2011 9:18 AM CST
That's just not right! LOL!

AMAZING Growth!
Name: Nancy or \"Hap\"
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Happy_1
Aug 17, 2011 7:48 AM CST
Hi LariAnn.

You said that you were delivering a tree, so can we assume that this plant is S. FL?

I have three doing quite well under my pergola with pretty much shade. Should I venture one out and see what it does? I would hate to lose anything.

BTW, my Borneo Giant is taller than me, which actually doesn't say much. Rolling on the floor laughing

Take care


Nancy
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Name: Ric
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Henryr10
Aug 17, 2011 6:08 PM CST
Nice Hap!

Well I thought I had lost my 'Stingray' earlier in the Summer.
After getting it nicely thru the winter in the house a cold snap forced it into dormancy.
I actually thought it had died. It took over 2 months to break dormancy.
Sunday I re-potted 9 pups all about 12" tall w/ nice golf ball sized rhizomes.
There are still about a dozen in the original pot.
This winter they go into the GH! LOL!

'Sarian' is an oddball.
One would assume it would be hard to over-winter up here.
It actually sat in our Living Room all winter and never missed a beat.
While FAR from FL size it is still well over 5' tall now and is adding it's 4th leaf. All in a 5 gallon pot.
It's getting a pot upgrade this weekend.

Ric

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