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Re: [Aroid-l] Amorphophallus Hewitii Dormancy

  • Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Amorphophallus Hewitii Dormancy
  • From: Neil Gordon neil@ng23.abelgratis.co.uk
  • Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2005 16:02:55 +0100

Damn - I was looking forward to some extra space to put plants while this rested.

Yay - Everythings normal!

The soil I have them in is very well aerated, lots of sand in the mix, so far, these guys (and the Titanum seed I bought) have been no trouble at all!

Thanks for the reply!


On 23 Aug 2005, at 20:27, Wilbert Hetterscheid wrote:

Yep, this is normal. Most species from Borneo have VERY short resting
periods during which the tubers must NEVER dry out!!! Also they appreciate a
well-aerated (is that a word??) soil and LOTS of water!!!!!!! Ask Peter
Boyce, he has first-hand experience and I believe him since the days I am
doing this too, after having had trouble with these bast....errrr, difficult
plants for years!

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