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Old 01-30-2008, 06:33 PM
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I might have spelled that wrong but it is close.
So i picked up one last summer at my local green house. It was a couple of inches tall. It just had a general name and nothing to say on how big they get or anything.
Leaves are a darkish green. Any ways about 6 months later( now) i have to keep cutting leaves off because it grows tall enough in my 29 gal to push the top of the tank up ( even though it has a light on it and is taped down in the back)
So my question is will this harm the plant? I am cutting about 1 big leaf off a month ( leaves are about 8 inches long and 4-5 inches wide)
It is sending out runners and popping up new sprouts in a few different places in the tank. Could any body tell me how I can take them out and move the new sprouts to a different tank? without killing them or the main plant?
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Most Alocasia do get tall. It sounds like you may have one of the common Alocasia amazonica varieties. The really good ones for the average vivs would be A. reginula 'Black Velvet' and A. rugosa. Those 2 seem to stay under 15" tall for me.

It will not hurt the plant if you keep cutting off the stems/leaves. It probably looks funny though. :wink:

The suckers are super easy to propagate. Just wait until you see a tiny bud of new growth and then sever them from the mother and plant them where you want them. The roots will be very fragile at first so watch that.

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As far as cutting a leaf off per month, I don't think it should harm the plant. As for the rest I'm not sure, you'll have to wait for someone else to answer. I also have an Alocasia (black velvet) in my tank, and it's looking good, atm it's only about 8" tall, though my mom has one in our den that's about 4 feet tall, there's a lot of different varieties of them.
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Thanks guys,
I am eventually going to set up a large vert ( 120 gal or larger) so i wouldlike to atleast keep this plant going to put it in there when I get it done.
I am definately thinking it is not a viv sized plant.
And yes I must admit it does look a wee bit funny. although my imitators are constantly haning out on the bare stems. So i deal with the funny look to keep them happy.
when you say sever them from the mother do you mean close to the mother plant orcloser to the sprouts? the sprout are about 3-4 inches awasy and so far about 3-4 inches tall.. is it too late to cut them off from mom?
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You can remove them anytime after they form their own root system and from any distance on the little rhizome.
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