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Re: Pycnospatha arietina - a problem

  • Subject: Re: Pycnospatha arietina - a problem
  • From: Susan B <honeybunny442@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2008 20:48:35 -0800 (PST)

Hi Marek,

Oh, you will definitely know if it is rotten.  Pycnospatha collapse very quickly and smell horrible.  Your tuber still looks good to me.

--- On Sun, 12/21/08, Marek Argent <abri1973@wp.pl> wrote:
From: Marek Argent <abri1973@wp.pl>
Subject: [Aroid-l] Pycnospatha arietina - a problem
To: "Discussion of aroids" <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
Date: Sunday, December 21, 2008, 9:32 PM

Hi all,
Last year I bought one tuber, it produced a leaf and fell into dormancy as it should (I cultivated it at home).
This year it hasn't put any leaf or roots. Yesterday I dug it from the pot and I still don't know if it is alive or not.
I scratched it a little - it was cream beige inside and seemed solid. 
I broke the tip where the leaf should grow from and it was wet.
How to check if it is not rotten? What to do with the tuber?
I stored it during dormancy also in the room temperature.
Here are 2 photos, I can do better images if neccesary (macro closeups).
Please help me
Marek Argent
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