Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2008 03:32:51 +0100
Subject: [Aroid-l] Pycnospatha arietina - a problem
This is Christmas time. Like all of us children, be patient!
Your tuber/corm looks perfectly normal, and probably is in dormancy. This is a really tropical species, and so may need a lot of warmth to break dormancy.
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
I stored it during dormancy also in the room
Here are 2 photos, I can do better images if
neccesary (macro closeups).
Please help me