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Jun 11, 2020 12:03 PM CST
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 38 years
Aroids Region: Florida Tropicals
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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Jun 11, 2020 12:51 PM CST

What a find! Those leaves are amazing! Good luck with the new giant Big Grin
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Jun 11, 2020 1:25 PM CST
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 38 years
Aroids Region: Florida Tropicals
Thanks! Have to repot tomorrow!
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Jun 12, 2020 8:23 AM CST
Denver, Co
Nice find..
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Jun 12, 2020 11:03 AM CST
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 38 years
Aroids Region: Florida Tropicals
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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Jun 12, 2020 11:08 AM CST
Name: Thomas
Western Europe
Region: Europe Aroids Ferns
Amazing how it got so big in such a small container!
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Jun 12, 2020 11:34 AM CST
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 38 years
Aroids Region: Florida Tropicals
I know. It freaked me out. It took 2 of us to get it in the car.
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Jun 14, 2020 7:07 PM CST
Name: Adrienne
Ohio (Zone 6b)
How's it doing, Gina? Did you get it reported? Exciting find, btw, amd great price!
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Jun 14, 2020 7:32 PM CST
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 38 years
Aroids Region: Florida Tropicals
Not yet it has been raining so much here! Tomorrow looks like a dry day though!
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Jun 14, 2020 7:42 PM CST
Name: Adrienne
Ohio (Zone 6b)
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.
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Jun 15, 2020 6:23 AM CST
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 38 years
Aroids Region: Florida Tropicals
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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Jun 15, 2020 9:34 AM CST
Name: Adrienne
Ohio (Zone 6b)
Oh, that makes sense. Thumbs up
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