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Re: Best way to root Alocasia odora?

  • Subject: Re: Best way to root Alocasia odora?
  • From: "Marek Argent" <abri1973@wp.pl>
  • Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2009 19:38:24 +0200

Alocasia odora is a rhizomatous plant, not tuberous.
I would plant it horizontally. It should produce roots in a few places and 
put leaves from the nodes.
Next year you can cut the rhizome and you will have a few plants.

Marek

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ken Mosher" <ken@spatulacity.com>
To: "Aroid list" <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 01, 2009 6:48 AM
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?
>
> Please see the attached photo, which I've shrunk in deference to those
> who protest large attachments.
>
> Thanks,
> Ken Mosher
>
>


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