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Alocasia 'Aline'

11th August 2006

I was poking around in a nursery minding my own business when I tripped over this. Erratic speckled variegation that almost certainly occurred in tissue culture. It seems to be a form of Alocasia macrorhiza, and I have been surprised at how tough it has been, although it came indoors just in case.

15th May 2006

5th November 2008

It struggles to grow here - I can't give it enough heat in the summer to get it through the winter. I should really bring it in to a windowsill to keep it going, but somehow there never seems to be enough space, so it has to make do with the conservatory, which just isn't warm enough.