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Re: Synandrospadix vermitoxicus

  • Subject: Re: Synandrospadix vermitoxicus
  • From: Christopher Rogers <branchiopod@gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2011 08:37:36 -0600

Good morning!
Synandrospadix can be stored dry. I would dust it with cinnamon (cheap fungicide). You can leave it in the pot and soil as long as you are not watering it or keeping it where it will absorb lots of moisture. Just keep it cool (never cold).  This is true for all dry dormant species. In the wild, they do not unbury themselves. It is a good idea though, for many horticulturalists to do store the tuber dry if the pot will get cold, or absorb moisture from below the pot, or get splashed when other plants are watered. It is also a good idea to unpot the dormant tuber to look for rot or pests. Besides, the plant benefits from the new soil mixture from repotting. But like I said, it is not necessarily required.
I really love Synandrospadix. It is one of my favorites. My first plant came from Enid. I later collected some in Chile.
Happy days,

On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 4:24 PM, Alwyn Wootten <alwootten@gmail.com> wrote:
Happy New Decade all!

A year ago, my colleague Fred Schwab planted a few S. v. seeds I
received via this list and nurtured them along while I went on an
extended work trip to Chile.  One plant died back several weeks ago as
expected; Fred checked the pot today and found a nice tuber of several
inches diameter.  The tuber clearly needs repotting--any advice here?
Store as is until spring, as I would A. konjac?  Pot it up?  Leave dry
but potted until spring?

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Clear skies,
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D. Christopher Rogers
Crustacean Taxonomist and Ecologist
Kansas Biological Survey
Kansas University, Higuchi Hall
2101 Constant Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66047-3759 USA

Associate Editor, Journal of Crustacean Biology

Vice President, Southwest Association of Freshwater Invertebrate Taxonomists SAFIT.ORG

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