Re: Synandrospadix vermitoxicus
- Subject: Re: Synandrospadix vermitoxicus
- From: Alwyn Wootten <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2011 11:07:21 -0500
Thanks for the advice!
Where did you find Syandrospadix in Chile? I didn't know that they
ranged there; I spend a fair amount of time near San Pedro in the
North but I have not seen any in Chile (wild or cultivated).
Joint ALMA Observatory
Santiago and San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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> From: Christopher Rogers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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?
>> I posted a photo to the Aroid Socy Facebook page.
>> Clear skies,
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