Tag Archives: Aroid

New Plant: Alocasia zebrina

Alocasia zebrina “tigrina” I’ve been eyeing this one for a while now. It went on sale and now it’s mine. Hoping to have good luck keeping off the spider mites this winter.

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Amorphophallus atroviridis

This was one of the plants I received from Gardino last month. Just arrived, already sprouting. Showing the patterened petiole. Leaf uncurling. Detail of the open leaf showing the beautiful pink edges around a dark green velvety textured leaf. I’ve … Continue reading


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An unfortunately timed order from an excellent company

I have been on the lookout for Amorphophallus bulbifer for a little while now. Last year I tried ordering seeds from a Canadian company and it was a failure, the seeds that needed to be sown fresh were dry an … Continue reading

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Sauromatum venosum Flowering

Over the past couple of days I’ve been watching my Sauromatum venosum, each day anticipating it could open any time now, and each day seeing another inch of growth. This morning I came downstairs to an absolutely awful smell. First … Continue reading

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Foliage Followup – April 2011

It’s still early spring here in Ontario so there’s lots of new things sprouting all the time, the reliable favourites and new plants you’re happy to see come back. All of the plants in this post were just newly planted … Continue reading

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I’m back, a small update.

Maybe you haven’t noticed because of the Orchid posts that have been slowly popping up but I took a brief hiatus and now I’m back. I basically haven’t written anything new since about the 15th of February and I’m glad … Continue reading

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