Re: [Aroid-l] Dormancy issues with Amorph's
People cutting off inflorescences? People liking Amorphophallus-leaves
better than inflorescences? WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TO??????? Haven't I
been writing my butt off about Amorphophallus ID's for years and thereby
always telling people to watch the inflorescences???? And now people start
cutting them off?????????????? Because they fear they;ll get no
leaves????????? Holy cr.. !!
Moderator, please erase me from membership of this perverted
> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
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> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Namens Daniel Devor
> Verzonden: vrijdag 3 augustus 2007 21:56
> Aan: Discussion of aroids
> Onderwerp: Re: [Aroid-l] Dormancy issues with Amorph's
> Hi Clive,
> I find the exact same thing on most all of my species except
> konjac of course. If ones like bulbifer, longitberosus,
> thaiensis, atroviridis, albus, macrorhizus, yunnanensis, etc.
> flower I have no chance they will grow this summer and so I
> have found the easiest way to deal with the problem is sell
> the silly tuber on ebay and be done with it :o) I've been
> having this problem for 10 years now so it is not an isolated
> incident with mine.
> I too find the influorescences to all be a bit too much the
> same anymore and would rather just have the petiole and leaf
> so if hacking the influorescence before it grows too much
> will allow me to get leaves in the summer as usual I am more
> than happy to sacrifice the influorescence. I'm guessing
> this is not something most people try as they grow them for
> the influorescence, but I hope that someone can give us an
> answer and if not perhaps next spring I will just cut my
> influorescences off before they develop too far and see what happens!!
> I actually dread that some of my favorite petiole species
> like cruddassianus and mossambicensis will flower as then I
> will be in the quandry of keeping them for another entire
> year dormant before I can get a leaf after they just spent a
> lot of energy flowering.
> Hopefully others without a GH living in atleast zone 6 or
> colder (sorry, but zone 7 and warmer is just not the same
> because your seasons are sooooooo much longer) can help us out.
> Thanks in advance to everyone,
> Dan Devor
> Gibsonia, PA where it is extemely hot and humid for us!!
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Clive Lundquist <mailto:email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Sent: Friday, August 03, 2007 6:21 AM
> Subject: [Aroid-l] Dormancy issues with Amorph's
> Hi all,
> I was wondering if anyone has any advice for those of
> us who grow Amorphophallus in colder climates like the UK
> without greenhouses.
> Its the flowering of A. bulbifer, in particular, that
> causes issues - the new leaf starts growing late in the
> autumn after it's flowered in the spring; there's no hope for
> it, and this makes its next years growth a bit puny.
> I don't mind loosing the flowers - i like the big fat
> stems and leaves.
> Does de-flowering help (!)?....
> Cheers for any ideas,
> Clive Lundquist
> PS i have some fresh seed of Arum palaestinum if
> anybody wants - mail me privately if you'd like it. I can't
> guarantee its viable though as it wasn't pollinated... but it
> looks ok.
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