The Hell has come :(
My Alocasia infernalis I got a few days ago is
Photo 0: When I got the plant it was in a pot with
I didn't repot it, everything seemed to be
The peat was very dry, so I watered it as I normally do
with all aroids
and put it into
Photo 1: into my small greenhouse which once was an
All my aroids grow very well there.
The humidity is high there, the temperature is optimal for
Many aroids which grew poorly in normal room
in this tank grow as they should. There never was any
Photo 3: One day I noticed that the Alocasia's
were hanging down, but still stiff.
First I thought it was receiving too much
but when I took it out I saw that the remnant of an old
petiole sheath was rotting
The stem was rotten through
Photo 4 & 5: The stem was
Photo 6: A part that remained in the
pot was partially healthy, but most of roots were also rotten.
Photo 7: In the soil I found a few
healthy tubercles (offsets), some of them with healthy roots
There were also small (about 1mm long) black fly-like
insects in the soil
Photo 8, 9, 10 - I cleaned the dead matter to the healthy
and treated with a fungicide and rooting accelerator (?) -
some kind of powder, 2 in 1
Photo 11 - I put all parts into new soil without
in one pot the small tubers, in other the bottom of the
plant and in other the top,
and I put all back to the tank.
Is there any chance for the plant parts to recover in such
conditions (no watering, high air humidity)?
Could the larvae of those small "flies" living in the soil
May I water the tubercles? They are all healthy, I don't
know how long it takes to start growing, but I remember when repotting Alocasia
wentii there were many offsets in the soil every year, but only one of them
produced a leaf after a long time.
If you know any other infernal spells to rescue the plant,
everything is welcome.
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Sent: Saturday, April 24, 2010 8:10
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Alocasia 'Black
This is the infernal hard to grow species Alocasia infernalis
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