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Re: Amorphophallus question

  • To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
  • Subject: Re: Amorphophallus question
  • From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" <hetter@worldonline.nl>
  • Date: Sun, 9 Apr 2000 08:58:19 -0500 (CDT)

Yup, this happens in some species, especially in seedlings. It is a good
sign and tells you the plant is happy. Don't forget though that at some
moment you'll have to refresh the soil and the moment a new shoot appears is
a good moment because older roots are now dying down and new ones are still
vigorous enough to survive a repotting (which should NOT be too rigorous, so
don't start flushing the roots clean with water or like methods).

For potting mix I'd go for a humus-rich one if you have no clue of its


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Van: jarrett@mail.teleport.com <jarrett@mail.teleport.com>
Aan: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Datum: zondag 9 april 2000 6:04
Onderwerp: Amorphophallus question

>I have an Amorphophallus seedling of unknown species, about one year old,
>tall. It has not gone dormant, at least not in my possession (about 6
>months). Recently, it has started to look pretty bad but another shoot has
>emerged next to the first.
>Do Amorph. seedlings sometimes send out new growth before the old growth
>died off? What is a typical potting mix for these? Unfortunately I don't
>know it's origin.

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