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Re: [Aroid-l] Amorphophallus Hewitii Dormancy

  • Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Amorphophallus Hewitii Dormancy
  • From: Mike! Mike@MikeMiller.com
  • Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2005 08:16:52 -0500

Wilbert is absolutely correct. We find that none of the indigenous Bornean Amorphs are dormant for long. In fact, many species are effectively in leaf all the time in that a new leaf is emerging as the old leaf is in its final stages of senescence. We grow in coconut peat, coconut fibre, washed coarse sand and a small proportion of burnt soil, water copiously and also feed copiously. The minimum at the nursery here is 22 C (c. 72 F) and the maximum 34 C (c. 93 F).
Peter, can you speak to the "burnt soil" component of your potting medium? What does it add to the party? How is it prepared? Just guessing here, but is charcoal anywhere close to a reasonable substitute?

Thanks for the info,

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