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Alocasia macrorrhizos (Borneo Giant)

A giant variety of A. macrorrhizos found on the island of Borneo with huge, entire, upright, green leaves and robust trunks that can get several meters tall. One of the easiest Alocasia to grow, it will do well anywhere in the tropics and in warm temperate regions while in colder climates it can be planted outside in the summer and kept in a cool room in the house during the winter.

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Seeds from this species ...

... are easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
I got my three (!) seeds from a rare find at the tropical glasshouse of the botanical garden at my university. I gently scarified them on coarse stones and subsequently soaked them in water for 24 hours. I put them directly in a cocochoir medium, one seed length deep. Make sure the medium is moist and cover the container with plastic wrapping to keep the humidity high. Expect first to germinate within a couple of weeks. I keep the container wrapped in plastic until the seedling has firmly established itself.
Submitted on 11/04/2011 by Francis Buysse

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plant cultivation comments by our visitors
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Plants from this species ...

... are of excellent ornamental value
In Gent in Belgium they need little care and grow fast.
I completely love the bright green color of this plant and it is a joy to see each new leaf unfold into an even bigger version of the previous leaf. I have grown mine from seed over 9 months ago and it grows like crazy. The largest leaf is now over 40 cm from tip to toe and looks absolutely amazing. I use a 100% cocochoir medium and fertilize once a week. Keep the soil moist for maximum growth. This plant can tolerate temporary dry conditions up to two weeks a least (I was on holiday). It is by far my most favorite plant in the house!
Submitted on 11/04/2011 by Francis Buysse

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If you wish to read more on palm cultivation, we highly recommend Ornamental Palm Horticulture by Timothy K. Broschat and Alan W. Meerow, available in our bookshop.

Ratings and comments reflect individual experiences and the views of our visitors. They do not necessarily describe the most appropriate methods, nor are they necessarily valid for all seeds or plants of this species. Germination and plant cultivation success depends on many different factors; nevertheless, these experiences will hopefully aid you in your effort to get the best germination results from our seeds and the best growth results from your plants.

We recommend:
The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms

The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms
by Robert Lee Riffle, Paul Craft, Scott Zona

2nd edition
Completely revised and updated

Hardcover - 528 pages
11 x 8.5 inches

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Suitable for: all

The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is the definitive account of all palms that can be grown for ornamental and economic use. Palms are often underutilized as a result of their unfamiliarity—even to tropical gardeners. To help introduce these valuable plants to a new audience, the authors have exhaustively documented every genus in the palm family.
825 species are described in detail, including cold hardiness, water needs, height, and any special requirements. Generously illustrated with more than 900 photos, including photos of several palm species that have never before appeared in a general encyclopedia, The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is as valuable as an identification guide as it is a practical handbook. Interesting snippets of history, ethnobotany, and biology inform the text and make this a lively catalog of these remarkable plants.

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