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Fra81
Mar 1, 2018 7:07 AM CST
We had some exceptional freezing and snowing weather in these days, so my colocasia gigantea were frozen. After crying, I took courage and start thinking on how can I rescue them. I've moved inside one big rizoma with lots of sprouts(little leaves) but I've leaved outside two big colocasias. What can I do now? I've cutted the leaves of the smallest one (the one I moved inside) and I'll wait the spring to put it out again. The bigger one are outside waiting for some care....

Thank you to anyone who would answer!
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Christine
Mar 1, 2018 7:20 AM CST
If the corm didnt freeze you'll be alright, stick your finger down into the soil and feel the corm if its mushy I'm afraid it cant be saved, (that has been my experience.) Other members will have more advice for you

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sallyg
Mar 1, 2018 7:23 AM CST
agreeing with Christine. It might be a good sign that the stems are still standing up.
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Fra81
Mar 1, 2018 7:27 PM CST
Christine said:If the corm didnt freeze you'll be alright, stick your finger down into the soil and feel the corm if its mushy I'm afraid it cant be saved, (that has been my experience.) Other members will have more advice for you

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Corms are in perfect conditions! Now what do I have to do? Should I cut the leaves? And how? Totally or partially?
Name: Christine
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Christine
Mar 2, 2018 6:08 AM CST
Thats wonderful news, give them a few days to see if they perk up, if they dont, then cut them off totally with a sharp scissors Smiling

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