Colocasia Gigantea: How to plant???

Discussion in 'Outdoor Tropicals' started by missannie7712, May 24, 2007.

  1. missannie7712

    missannie7712 Member

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    I just purchased 2 colocasia gigantea plants. I have a few general questions. I will be planting them in huge containers.

    1. What kind of soil should I use? Organic, potting mix, potting mix with fertilizer already built in, etc??

    2. What soil addivitives should I use? peat moss, perlite, etc??

    3. Should I fertilize with a Miracle Grow type fertilizer?

    4. What else do they need for survival?

    I live in Zone 5b so they will be coming indoors before the temps hit 45 degrees.

    Any info to guarentee success will be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you in advance!!!
     
  2. Carol Ja

    Carol Ja Active Member 10 Years of Activity

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    I plant mine in straight manure, water lots.
     
  3. palmera

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    I agree with Carol. In addition to the manure and lotsa water, I fertilize bi-weekly with liquid fertilizer (20/20/20). Plant them where they will get as much heat as possible, too. These factors combined should get you the biggest "ears"!
     

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