Re: Alocasia Black Velvet blooms
- To: lindsey
- Subject: Re: Alocasia Black Velvet blooms
- From: Lester Kallus <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 08:53:22 -0500
Assuming that the flower is as boring as I think it's going to be, I'll
take that as advice that I should remove it. I've always removed caladium
inflorescences for that reason and guess I should do the same with this.
At 05:40 PM 4/29/97 -0500, you wrote:
>Lester: Everything being equal the inflorescence will set back leaf
>production as it is essentially achlorophyllous.
>> I'm not sure what the species is for the Alocasia Black Velvet (it's listed
>> in the Glasshouse Works web page as Black Velevt and not by its
>> horticultural name).
>> Anyway, the plant has been doing quite well this past winter and is now
>> putting out a bloom. I'm curious if it's better for the plant to remove
>> the bloom or whether I can allow it to proceed. If removing a bloom would
>> add significant strength to further leaf production, I'd rather have the
>> greater number of leaves.
>Thomas B. Croat, Ph.D.
>P.A. Schulz Curator of Botany
>Missouri Botanical Garden
>P.O. Box 299
>St. Louis, MO 63166-0299
>phone: 314-577-5163; fax 314-577-9596; email firstname.lastname@example.org
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