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richard.spicer.7906

St Albans based, career changer and studying Horticulture. Bulb addict, South African plant fan and converted succulent lover

Colocasia esculenta 'Black Coral' (Royal Hawaiian Series)

  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2018
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richard.spicer.7906

A gift from a lovely friend 😊- Love this 😍👌🏼, and currently reading up how to protect him over winter. Thinking about drying to force dormancy. They are corms essentially so they can store dry indoors once the foliage dies down by withdrawing watering #colocasia #colocasia-esculenta #colocasiaesculentablackcoral #elephantear

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clipperty

There’s a big dose of feel good factor when a gift is so warmly received x😊x

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Denise16

I love these, I might have to gift myself😉

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davewrightjoinerygooglemail.co

I was looking to get one of these on friday night rich. What a great gift, they obviously know you well

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Keely

Fabulous colour

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rosiebug

Great gift 😍👍🏻😊

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godfreye

It’s lovely and the colour🤗

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks everyone! Yes, a very lovely gift 🎁 - change of plan on the overwintering. I don’t think this is big enough yet to even have a corm under the soil, so I’m gonna try instead to keep it going indoors as a house plant but with very light watering. I dug up another one I had (Blue Hawaii) which is much bigger and there was no corm at all, whereas the other one I have straight species Colocasia esculenta has a big corn formed so that’s the only one i’m gonna dry off.

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clipperty

Glad I read this change of plan. I can’t bear to bring mine indoors yet but when it reaches the point of no return I’ll put it in the garage. Houseplants allowed here! I really need a greenhouse or shed - our current shed has deteriorated so much it’s more a wooden colander held up by passion flower and ivy! X

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richard.spicer.7906

There is surprisingly very few info sites for U.K. on how to deal with this plant over winter. And as I’ve never done it before this will be a case of trying the best option 🤷🏼‍♂️ but hey ho we shall see. I think your shed sounds like mine, and it’s only the ivy and lilac tree holding it up! 🤣 @clipperty

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lesliecole49

I just got one of these. It's still got alot of green in it, I think grom being under a canopy.

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richard.spicer.7906

Oh wonderful Leslie! I’ve struggled to get mine to wake up again after winter, but it’s finally coming good. It’s just starting to turn purple too - where are you going to put yours, full sun or part shade? @lesliecole49

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