I have done this with Alocasia gageana and macrorrhiza. Pot
in a smallish pot with sphagnum/ peat/ perlite and put the pot in water up to just
above the side drain holes. Keep the plant above the water line. When roots
start coming out of the bottom of the pot you are set. At this point I usually pot
in peat/ sand/ pumice in a pot twice as large (at least) as the first pot and
again put the pot in a basin of water to the drain holes for at least a month
before removing the water all together. These species often grow close to
water, sometimes right in shallow areas, but like Zantedeschia, they need less
water the older and more established they become.
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Subject: [Aroid-l] Best way to root Alocasia odora?
I ordered some Alocasia odora recently and they didn't
arrive as tubers (I think they're tuberous?) but as cuttings of some kind. What
is the best way to root them?
For now I've wrapped the bottom 3" or so in damp
sphagnum moss and enclosed that in a plastic bag. Is there a better way? Would
a certain temp speed up the process?
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