Aroids forum: Looking for Alocasia infernalis 'kapit'

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insularway
Jul 18, 2014 3:47 PM CST
I've Googled, called local nurseries, H Depot, Lowes, eBay, etc. Anyone on here have one I can buy?!

Jay
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homer1958
Jul 19, 2014 5:33 AM CST
sorry! Try Wally World in the Fall.

insularway
Jul 21, 2014 2:22 PM CST
OK is that a user on here? I'm new to the forum so I'm not sure lol. Thanks!

Jay
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OldGardener
Jul 21, 2014 2:48 PM CST
No, it is a nickname for a large store (I am not sure if we can mention it?). I will send you a tree-mail Thumbs up

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eclayne
Jul 21, 2014 3:00 PM CST

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Dave has mentioned he's all for an open site as far as posting links or mentioning businesses.
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OldGardener
Jul 21, 2014 3:05 PM CST
Thank you, Evan, that is good to know. I wasn't sure so I thought I would be safe and send it via tree-mail but I will post direct in the future. Thumbs up
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eclayne
Jul 21, 2014 3:10 PM CST

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Many sites are restrictive about that sort of thing so it's totally understandable. Thumbs up Thumbs up
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insularway
Jul 21, 2014 7:38 PM CST
I have since ben schooled on what "Wally World" is referencing lol. I'd be surprised if they would carry such a niche species. Monrovia emailed me back & they no longer carry/grow that cultivar. The search goes on!

Jay
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OldGardener
Jul 21, 2014 7:47 PM CST
insularway said: Monrovia emailed me back & they no longer carry/grow that cultivar.
Jay

Now I understand why I keep finding old, obsolete pages where vendors carried it but, when I go to their current collection, there is no Alocasia infernalis 'kapit' to be found. You would think that someone has to be carrying it still.
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dyzzypyxxy
Jul 21, 2014 8:39 PM CST
I took a quick look at Brian's Botanicals and they're not carrying it, but if you go to their site, they might know how to get it.

http://www.briansbotanicals.net/Alocasia
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insularway
Jul 22, 2014 7:35 AM CST
Thanks Elaine I'll email Brian's Botanicals this morning. I've purchased from hinm before.

Jay
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plantladylin
Jul 28, 2014 1:40 PM CST
I don't know anything about them but I see this place in Hawaii shows it on their site with a price of $14.99 but then it says you are bidding on a small plant: http://www.vendio.com/stores/polynesian_produce_stand/item/y... There's a contact button at the top of the page so mybe you could contact them and ask about it.
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Carter
Aug 23, 2014 8:06 AM CST
If you're not afraid of eBay, I believe it's generally available there. I actually found one that I *think* might be 'Kapit' that I bought in the little tropical/house plant section at my local Lowe's (where they have the little Angels Exotics tropicals, bromeliads, and such). I'd never seen it there before and I've never seen it since and I bought the only pot they had. It was a single pot with 4 little plants in it, so I separated them, put 3 in the ground and potted the 4th. All of them promptly melted away, but all are veerrrryyyyy ssslllooowwwllllyyy trying to re-establish themselves. They're all tiny plants at this point - no more than a few inches tall, and seemingly very touchy. Very much the finicky temperament of the "jewel alocasias"!!
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eclayne
Aug 23, 2014 8:22 AM CST

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Now that you mention it Carter my Kapit was an Exotic Angel Plants as well. It did say Kapit somewhere on the tag as I recall.
Evan

insularway
Sep 9, 2014 7:42 AM CST
Thanks Evan & Carter. I checked Exotic Angel's site & 'kapit' doesn't appear to be avail. Carter are you able to snap a few quick pics of yours? Any chanve you'd sell one?

Thanks,
Jay
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Carter
Sep 18, 2014 4:43 PM CST
Jay, these guys are really finicky, so I'm nor sure mine will even make it! Only one even has leaves & it's still pretty tiny.

insularway
Sep 24, 2014 2:36 PM CST
I totally understand thanks Carter. I had to ask!
Jay

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