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Re: [aroid-l] Help request for two aroids!

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Help request for two aroids!
  • From: snalice@cnmnetwork.com
  • Date: Sat, 14 Dec 2002 23:48:59 -0800

Hello Margret and Dietmar,

Thank you very much for your help!  I'll give it a try with this soil mix, the 
most challenging thing for me being the temp. upkeep.  I can try the aquarium 
with heaters in jars from another post.              

Much appreciation!

12/13/02 7:32:57 AM, Kiehlmann@gmx.de wrote:

>We handle all seeds of Amorphophallus and Anchomanes with good success 
>in the following manner. All seeds have sprouted , but sometimes only after
>some months:
>When the fruits are ripe and become soft, the pulp is completely removed
>the seeds. The seeds are washed with water and then sown at a depth of about
>0.5? in pots filled with a mixture of ½ sand ½ soil and a layer of gravel at
>bottom of the pot for drainage. The pots are placed in a normal room with a 
>slightly increased temperature of about 24° C = 75° F. ( In summer the 
>temperature may be higher corresponding to the outside temperature ) The 
>substrate is kept humid by watering when it seems to be necessary.
>We had received an infructescence of Anch. dalzielii from Africa and also
>from our own plants. In both cases the first seedlings came up after about
>weeks under the described conditions. But we had to wait as many as 7 months
>for the latest seedlings.
>However, we have learnt to be patient with seeds and seedlings respectively.
>Margret & Dietmar Kiehlmann
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