Alocasia hypnosa

Tony Avent
Wed, 26 Jun 2013 10:39:19 PDT

Alocasia hypnosa was very marginal here in Z7b in a mild winter, so I'd consider it at best a Zone 8a/8b plant.  It looks like new DNA will put it in a resurrected genus other than alocasia...see link below to the new phylogeny. It was fine in the same nursery potting soil that we used for everything sitting in water required.…

Tony Avent
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Juniper Level Botanic Garden
9241 Sauls Road
Raleigh, North Carolina  27603  USA
Minimum Winter Temps 0-5 F
Maximum Summer Temps 95-105F
USDA Hardiness Zone 7b
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-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of James Waddick
Sent: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 1:00 PM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: [pbs] Alocasia hypnosa

Dear PBSer,
	I was lucky to get a tuber of Alocasia hypnosa (thanks Monica). It is growing well with a 2nd leaf just fully 'out'. I'd appreciate any experience growing this species in a cool climate where it does show full winter dormancy.

	Any experience wintering this in the ground in Zone 5 or 6 w/ mulching or other protection?

	Does it do better sitting in water?   Full sun or some shade?  Any other specifics of soil, ph , mix etc.

	Not much on the web yet about this relatively new species. 

	So far so good. 			Best   Jim W. 

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