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    Ok, so I already put up a pic of this dude, but I guess it liked the attention, getting to be a model and all that, so it bloomed. I would have put an exclamation mark after that last sentence, but I have to say, I am not thrilled:

    It Isn't Stinky At All
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    Who said it was supposed to be stinky?

    That's an Alocasia right? I don't think they often are.

    Did you have your heart set on stink?

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    Yes, dangit. I wanted stink.

    And it just smells like-- like--

    Like nothing at all.

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    The flowers are...well...little. I hope they're not insecure or have issues with their smallness. But gotta love those leaves!!!

    Julie

    PS - Stink envy is definitely a guy thing!

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    Never mind the flowers, I love those leaves, they are simply gorgeous.
    BTW, Kevin, what happened to my 2 previous replies to the other posts?

    Just asking, curious.

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    Tanya, I looked into that after Kev PMd me about it--some kind of glitch that shouldn't have happened. Sorry..... Let me know if any bizarreness continues...

    Julie, I don't think the plant has issues like that--it certainly seems quite proud of its equipment, as boldly as it stuck it out there....

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    OK, I passed by the florists shop yesterday and saw a baby Alocasia 'black velvet' on sale (about USdollar 1.50)and it followed me home. This one is growing in a 4" pot and still very small, biggest leaf about 4" long. I never grow this plant before (my mother grow the edible variety, "yam") I want some help on what to do to keep this thing happy. Will it rot if it keep under the rain? How about fertilizer, is it a heavy feeder?

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    Tanya,

    If I'm hearing Louis correctly, just let it stick it's little flower boldly where it wants and it will be happy.

    Julie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanya
    OK, I passed by the florists shop yesterday and saw a baby Alocasia 'black velvet' on sale (about USdollar 1.50)and it followed me home. This one is growing in a 4" pot and still very small, biggest leaf about 4" long. I never grow this plant before (my mother grow the edible variety, "yam") I want some help on what to do to keep this thing happy. Will it rot if it keep under the rain? How about fertilizer, is it a heavy feeder?
    They all grow pretty much the same, but give this one shade - well drained soil, high humidity, lots of food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TundraKev
    They all grow pretty much the same, but give this one shade - well drained soil, high humidity, lots of food.
    Julie, I don't like the little flower .

    Ok, so this one is the opposite of what my mother is growing.

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