Re: Amorphophallus cuttings
- Subject: Re: Amorphophallus cuttings
- From: Susan Cooper <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- 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
>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
>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
>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.