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Name: Valerie Bundy
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ILUVPLANTS
Nov 14, 2020 12:44 PM CST
This is an example of what's going on with my Alocasia Polly. It happens only on one leaf at a time (if that makes any sense). It goes along fine for awhile and then these blemishes form on one leaf. It's getting indirect light, I'm not misting, the soil is regular potting soil, the room temp is 65-70. Any clue as to what it could be?
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John2468
Nov 14, 2020 1:04 PM CST
How high is your humidity??
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Name: Valerie Bundy
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ILUVPLANTS
Nov 14, 2020 2:04 PM CST
HI John, thanks for responding. This is an indoor Alocasia and the humidity is at 34%
Name: Gina
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Gina1960
Nov 14, 2020 3:13 PM CST
Poly (Polly is incorrect) frequently goes DORMANT at this time of the year. Even if its warm, even if its humid. Even if, like my own, they are planted into the ground. It is a descendant of Alocasia sanderiana, which does have a documented tendency toward dormancy in the cooler darker months. Many many growers mistake this for slow death and chuck the plant. It would be beneficial if you just stop watering the plant and put the container in a warm dry out of the way spot, and wait until spring. It is getting ready to start conserving energy in its underground tubers right now, and making a few new ones. It should pop back out next spring.
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John2468
Nov 14, 2020 3:55 PM CST
Agree I agree
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plantladylin
Nov 14, 2020 4:06 PM CST
I agree, African Mask (Alocasia 'Polly') also sold as Alocasia 'Poly' will indeed go dormant. I used to have 'Poly' but I think it was left at a house we sold a couple of years ago because I haven't seen it in awhile. I still have Elephant's Ear (Alocasia micholitziana 'Frydek') that will up and disappear some years. I always forget about them until they show their faces again at some point.
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Name: Valerie Bundy
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ILUVPLANTS
Nov 14, 2020 4:23 PM CST
Gina, John & Lin Thank You! this has been most informative! I already have a great deal of appreciation for this group!
Name: Lin Vosbury
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plantladylin
Nov 14, 2020 4:33 PM CST
*Blush* Where are my manners, I forgot to say Welcome! to the site!

I've been gardening for 54+ years and I've been a member of garden.org for almost 11 years and I'm still learning a lot from other members on this fantastic site! Thumbs up
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John2468
Nov 14, 2020 4:34 PM CST
Welcome! Thank You!
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Nov 14, 2020 5:38 PM CST
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Name: Valerie Bundy
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ILUVPLANTS
Nov 14, 2020 6:12 PM CST
Confused oops...tried to tip acorns to all of you...guess I should accumulate some first hahaha bear with me, I'm still learning *Blush* Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Nov 14, 2020 6:25 PM CST
ILUVPLANTS, I threw a few Acorn Acorn Acorn 's into your account for you to use, just don't send any back to me because I have plenty! Green Grin!
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Name: John
Hollywood, FL (Zone 10b)
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John2468
Nov 14, 2020 6:28 PM CST
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Name: Valerie Bundy
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ILUVPLANTS
Nov 15, 2020 10:17 AM CST
Thank You! PlantladyLin, so nice of you! Lovey dubby Know that your generosity is greatly appreciated! I tip my hat to you. (These emoji's are ADORABLE) Smiling
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Nov 15, 2020 10:24 AM CST
You are very welcome!
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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
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Gina1960
Nov 15, 2020 12:25 PM CST
Lin my Frydeks do the same. I have a bunch of them and what is interesting is that while some containers will do down, others just keep right on doodling along. My 'Sarian' already went down, but I am used to that, as did my ALocasia sanderiana 'Nobilis'.

Valerie we are a fun group haha together Linn and I alone bring about 95 years of combined plant experience. I don't actually call myself a 'gardener'. I don't muck about in the yard planting annuals, grow vegetables, etc. I collect plants and grow them outdoors if I can and if I can;t I grow them in a large greenhouse. So I am actually just more of a Plant Mother.
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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Procrastinator
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plantladylin
Nov 15, 2020 12:46 PM CST
LOL Gina, I don't call myself a "Gardener" either. I don't grow veggies or annuals anymore and I don't even plant many perennials in the yard anymore either. I have a few container plants that remain inside year round and many that stay out in the screened porch and pool area and never come inside. I guess I could call myself a "Plant Mother" but I have to admit that in my elder years, I've become a very neglectful one.

Thankfully I live in a place where the climate is warm and humid and plants don't have to rely on me. Rolling on the floor laughing
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Name: Valerie Bundy
Rochester, NY (Zone 6a)
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ILUVPLANTS
Nov 15, 2020 1:14 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing You ladies are both very funny and very informative. I'm learning a lot from even the casual conversation! I'm going to call myself an "Accidental Gardener" because my puny gardens are a hodge podge of this and that, some I've planted, some from seed the birds or squirrels dropped, some from "compost" stuff I've dug a hole and buried! I've had giant Amaranth in the yard for years courtesy of either birds or wind. A patch of cherry tomatoes from some rotten ones I just tossed on the ground, Jerusalem Artichokes from who-knows-where. I just like to see things grow. This year, I've discovered I had a lot of medicinal & edible things in my yard (formerly pulled up & tossed as weeds)
My indoor plants are a whole different story. I diligently try to be the best "Mom" I can. I think this site will help me a great deal! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Nov 15, 2020 1:47 PM CST
There are a very few of us (like, maybe just me LOL) who are very into aroids. But there is a wide variety of interests (and experience) on the site. One interesting thing about living in Florida is that every time there is a tropical storm or a hurricane, of course its awful, but seeds kind of 'blow in' from different places and you get stuff popping up you never saw before
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Name: John
Hollywood, FL (Zone 10b)
serious plant addiction!
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John2468
Nov 15, 2020 1:48 PM CST
True!
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