Re: breaking dormancy in Amorph. seeds
On Thu, 19 Apr 2001, Alan Galloway wrote:
> In October of 1998 a friend collected (from a personal garden) seeds
> of A. kiusianus and mailed them to me. I promptly planted them in
> soil that I use for all seeds and have kept them warm and watered.
> About a week ago, every single seed germinated at once. So this works
> out to 29 months of inactivity before germination. I wonder what
> happened in my absence last week to spur them to germinate!
Alan, it seems I recall several of us having a similar experience with A.
henryi seeds a couple of years ago (though less than 2.5 years; I'll see
if I can find my records later), and the Amorph. issue of Aroideana (vol.
19, 1996) notes that A. henryi's closest relative is A. kiusianus. I
haven't grown many Amorphs from seed, but I remember the others as being
relatively quick to germinate.
A. glossophyllus currently flowering here, A. henryi in full leaf.
-- Steve Marak