Jim: It's indeed an odd aroid...disappointed in winter hardiness also. Tony Avent Plant Delights Nursery @ 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 email email@example.com website http://www.plantdelights.com/ phone 919 772-4794 fax 919 772-4752 "I consider every plant hardy until I have killed it myself...at least three times" - Avent -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of James Waddick Sent: Friday, June 28, 2013 12:09 PM To: Pacific Bulb Society Subject: Re: [pbs] Alocasia hypnosa Dear Tony, Thanks for the info and link. My small tuber was planted in a med pot, then moved to a gall pot and now looks like it needs up potting again. I was hoping its deciduous habit would indicate better hardiness (except it comes from the most tropical parts of Yunnan, alas). It is growing a bit oddly. I am hoping it will grow fairly weel during our warm wet summer (as opposed to the more typical drought). Best Jim On Jun 26, 2013, at 12:39 PM, Tony Avent wrote: > Jim: > > Alocasia hypnosa was very marginal here in Z7b in a mild winter, so I'd consider it at best a Zone 8a/8b plant.