Tropicals forum: Alocasia, macrorhiza or portora, question

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Name: Alice
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ardesia
Jul 24, 2020 5:49 AM CST
I agree it looks terrific, Thumbs up Thumbs up Don't know what could be causing the upright habits but I am wondering if it is crowded with that white pot sitting on the surface of the big pot. I can't imagine why, this is just grasping at straws, but I would remove that pot and see if the leaves relax.
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Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
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sunkissed
Jul 30, 2020 1:56 PM CST
I have an Alocasia that does that, if I remember correctly, I read they do that as a way of trapping dew over the course of the evening to channel the moisture down to the roots by tipping and letting the dew run down the stem. Mine does it in the later evening through the night, then they fall back down normal during the later daytime. They don't do it all the time, maybe when they're needing some water. Shrug!
Name: Alice
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ardesia
Jul 30, 2020 2:14 PM CST
Thinking Interesting.
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Name: Sally
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sallyg
Jul 30, 2020 6:42 PM CST
Thanks for the ideas !
So the white pot,plastic, Lantana, did not seem to be pressing on anything but I moved it. And watered more. And now getting big rain
I will let you all know if it spreads Thumbs up
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Name: Sally
central Maryland
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sallyg
Aug 25, 2020 3:21 PM CST
An update. Maybe it is more spread apart since I increased watering and we had a ton of rain. I appreciate your advice and opinions! We are having almost tropical temps and rain, my tropicals are amazing this year. If only that darn plumeria will bloom.
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Name: Alice
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ardesia
Aug 25, 2020 3:46 PM CST
Beautiful and the Crinum in the middle is perfect!
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Name: Gina
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Gina1960
Aug 25, 2020 5:29 PM CST
I bet you are the envy of your neighbors! Its a beautiful well designed planting for sure
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Name: Sally
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sallyg
Aug 25, 2020 5:35 PM CST
Gina1960 said:I bet you are the envy of your neighbors! Its a beautiful well designed planting for sure


me, well designed? 95% luck! Smiling Well, I have planted this corner for 3 years now, I get to rethink each year.

That Crinum has made 3 stalks this year. The Brug is in heaven, cool moist soil full sun. Ignore the big holes from some bug..
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