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Re: [Aroid-l] Forced Dormancy Question

  • Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Forced Dormancy Question
  • From: bonaventure@optonline.net
  • Date: Mon, 08 Jan 2007 03:39:41 +0000 (GMT)
  • Content-language: en
  • Priority: normal

My T. venosums, and also konjacs, are weeds here in the sandy subsoil of my coastal New Jersey, USA garden. Planted deep in the soil overlain by thick organic mulch, they flower in early May and are up in leaf towards the end of May. They never fail to spread by seeds or small offsets that make their way to the soil surface and are transported around.
Bonaventure Magrys
Cliffwood Beach, NJ

----- Original Message -----
From: Agoston Janos
Date: Sunday, January 7, 2007 6:37 pm
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Forced Dormancy Question
To: Discussion of aroids

> I think you can put them in a fridge to keep them cool.
> There is a botanic garden not far from us, and they have A.
> konjac. It emerged there in august and they keep them in
> greenhouse in the winter time, but my one is dormant in winter
> and grows in summer. So you may try it, but you may keep some
> offspring uncooled if anything would happen to the cooled tubers...
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Allan Tetzlaff
> To: Discussion of aroids
> Sent: Sunday, January 07, 2007 6:28 PM
> Subject: [Aroid-l] Forced Dormancy Question
> I have bulbs of Typhonium venosum and I keep them in the
> fridge during the winter so they don't start growing too soon in
> the spring (the suggestion of the woman I purchased them from).
> I was wondering if anyone has experience with any of the
> Amorphophallus species in using this type of method to shift the
> growing season? Eg. My A. haematospadix always grow during the
> winter and rest during the summer. Though they're not big, they
> do take up space.... same issue for paeoniifolius which are
> currently getting large. If they grow outside in the summer
> that solves a few important issues. Any tips would be
> appreciated. I'm not concerned about konjac as it seems to
> match our season fairly well.
> Thanks,
> Allan Tetzlaff
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