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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Jun 11, 2020 12:03 PM CST
I just scored this HUGE Kuching Mask for $24. The girl in the photo is 5'6. This is one helluva plant for that price. The base is the diameter of my calf. It is totally under-potted in a 3 gallon container and won't stand up without being propped because it is so heavy. each leaf is over 2 ft long. I was going to repot it immediately into a 10 or 15 gallon but it started raining cats and dogs so that will have to wait
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Alzate92
Jun 11, 2020 12:51 PM CST
What a find! Those leaves are amazing! Good luck with the new giant Big Grin
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Jun 11, 2020 1:25 PM CST
Thanks! Have to repot tomorrow!
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GreenBee01
Jun 12, 2020 8:23 AM CST
Nice find..
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Jun 12, 2020 11:03 AM CST
Its a MONSTER. They also have a HUGE ALocasia Dark Star I am contemplating getting. But I will have to probably winter in the greenhouse to avoid them going dormant and both are so huge.....
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Name: Thomas
Western Europe
Region: Europe Aroids Ferns
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flashy_lights
Jun 12, 2020 11:08 AM CST
Amazing how it got so big in such a small container!
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Jun 12, 2020 11:34 AM CST
I know. It freaked me out. It took 2 of us to get it in the car.
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Name: Adrienne
Ohio (Zone 6b)
Adriennevs
Jun 14, 2020 7:07 PM CST
How's it doing, Gina? Did you get it reported? Exciting find, btw, amd great price!
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Jun 14, 2020 7:32 PM CST
Not yet it has been raining so much here! Tomorrow looks like a dry day though!
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Name: Adrienne
Ohio (Zone 6b)
Adriennevs
Jun 14, 2020 7:42 PM CST
I like the rain. I wish we would get some! I've had to water my tomato plants every day. I'm still not expecting much. We usually get a tomato or two a year Hilarious! but my kids like starting them from seeds.

Why are you going to put your mask in a pot and not directly into the ground? Just wondering if there's a specific reason.
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Jun 15, 2020 6:23 AM CST
ALocasias here are more finicky in winter than Colocasia and Xanthosoma. Sometimes they will go dormant and the next spring not come out until very late and you basically lose all the big growth you had. I have some plain green macrorhizza and odora scattered around the yard that come back year after year, but anything I consider species like the variegated ones, Regal Shields etc I let freeload in the greenhouse
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Name: Adrienne
Ohio (Zone 6b)
Adriennevs
Jun 15, 2020 9:34 AM CST
Oh, that makes sense. Thumbs up

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