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[Aroid-l] Re: Aroid-l Digest, Vol 12, Issue 7

  • Subject: [Aroid-l] Re: Aroid-l Digest, Vol 12, Issue 7
  • From: Kirk Martin kwmartin@earthlink.net
  • Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2005 15:11:14 -0400 (GMT-04:00)


I've been lurking for a while and greatly benefitting from everyone's
experience on this website.

I have several plants that I placed outdoors early in June in Central Massachusetts
when we first had some 75F days/50F nights.  
The plants I'm growing (forgive any typos:)
Saurotum venosum
Amorphophallus konjac, bulbifer, odoratus
I had some plants begin some roots around the shoot but then they got hit with a 38-40F
night temp. that seems to have induced a dormancy again.
Will these plants snap out of it?  The Konjac and bulbifer appear to have lengthened its growing shoot infintesimally
so not sure if I'm imagining it (Note:  A. konjac bloomed in February).

Is it best to leave them outside in 80F temps or is there something I should try to get them growing?

Any help would be appreciated.


Kirk Martin
Fitchburg Massachusetts
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