Re: My Thanks
> Date: Sun, 09 Feb 1997 10:55:10 -0600
> From: MJ Hatfield <email@example.com>
> Subject: My Thanks
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
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> 2. My Typhonium tuber from Rob was planted 8/18 and although it's stable
> it doesn't appear vigorous. But then I am unfamiliar with the plant. Any
> cultural advice?
Dear Mary Jane,
The parent tubers of your Typhonium are behaving oddly here too. They
are just starting to shoot now ( late summer ) which is very
late I'm sure. We are having a ferocious summer so maybe they are
biding their time.
Your tubers are still confused about the change in hemisphere. I
would still keep them dry and just keep waiting.
> 3. My Anchomanes difformis seeds were planted 8/18 and the leaves are
> now all turning yellow. Is this natural dormancy or death? If it is
> dormancy should I leave them potted and dry or unpotted and dry? For how
> many months? Will they begin new growth when it is time for me to give
> them sunlight and water?
It sounds like natural dormancy to me. You should find they have
developed little tubers now. I kept mine potted and dry and they
broke dormancy when they were ready. They can be dormant for a few
months or so.
You could try repotting some and keeping them slighty moist to see if
it makes any difference.
Dept.of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Monash University, Clayton 3168
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