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Re: Amorphophallus cuttings

  • Subject: Re: Amorphophallus cuttings
  • From: Susan Cooper <coops@execpc.com>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2001 14:26:47 -0500 (CDT)

Thanks for the info, Alan.  I'm going to try this on my A.odoratus, which
toppled over suddenly (probably shock from being reclassied).  Although you
say healthy petiole, I might as well try it, it would just be heading for
the trash otherwise.

>> Can someone clue me in as to how to start Amorphs from leaf cuttings? Can
>> the bulbs be divided such as a begonia?
>The process that I've used in the past is somewhat different that what
>others use.
>I only use the petiole.  Take a healthy petiole, cut it up into 3 to 4 inch
>and verically place them in a container of fine pine bark and perlite
>(50/50) and
>keep them warm and moist (I place the pot in a trash bag in the shade)  Over
>a period of about 6 weeks the petiole cuttings will begin rotting on the
>top, but
>at the end of 6 weeks a tuber will have formed and start to send up a leaf.
>This process doesn't work for all species, but seems to be more successful
>with those species where the petiole tissue is dense.

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