- Subject: Rot Prevention
- From: "WEAVER,BILL (HP-USA,ex3)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2001 16:29:15 -0600 (CST)
Okay, maybe I stirred up a hornets nest here. What I was trying to do
was find a way to insure that my dormant tubers come back next year.
I store my dormant plants under the bench still potted up in their pots.
I do not disturb them to re-pot until I see signs of growth. During the time
they are dormant I find it a good idea to keep them very slightly moist so
they don't desiccate during their dormancy. I was just wondering if it might
be a better idea to use hydrogen peroxide instead of water as the moistening
agent during dormancy.
From: WEAVER,BILL (HP-USA,ex3)
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2001 4:05 PM
Subject: Rot Prevention
At a recent orchid society meeting, the speaker mentioned that
he uses hydrogen peroxide (3%) to treat orchids that have experienced
a problem with rot. Basically, he waters the plant on its regular
schedule, but for three waterings he uses hydrogen peroxide. His
reasoning was that apparently plants (at least orchids) produce a
weak hydrogen peroxide solution at the interface between leaf and
stem when the plant is dropping a diseased leaf. His reasoning being
that if the plant produces it inside, it should have no problem with
it being applied on the outside.
Long story, short question. Does anybody have any idea if this procedure
might help combat rot in dormant potted amorphophallus tubers?