Re: Amorphophallus titanum bloom - Cockrell Butterfly Centerat the Houston Museum of Natural Science
- Subject: Re: Amorphophallus titanum bloom - Cockrell Butterfly Centerat the Houston Museum of Natural Science
- From: "Derek Burch" <email@example.com>
- Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2010 07:53:59 -0400
The results of this experiment will be
very interesting to follow. I would have been very cautious about trying it
since I would have thought ethylene is more likely to inhibit flowering then
encourage it. An aging banana or apple certainly works in inducing flowering in
bromeliads (and was the precursor of an ethylene (usually ethrel) treatment
that is pretty standard commercial practice now to time a crop’s
flowering), as many supermarkets who had the flower section next to the produce
department found, when their flowers aged and died prematurely.
Onward with science, and good luck Houston.
Sent: Monday, July 19,
2010 12:22 PM
Subject: [Aroid-l] Amorphophallus
titanum bloom - Cockrell Butterfly Centerat the Houston Museum of Natural
I just came across this article (http://goo.gl/iaka)
about using ripening bananas to help the bloom open and wanted to share. There
is more info about the Center and the Bloom at http://goo.gl/bSA9.
I searched recent emails from the list and don't see anything about this, but
if I missed and am reposting, my apologies.
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