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RE: [Aroid-l] stabilization of large pots

  • Subject: RE: [Aroid-l] stabilization of large pots
  • From: "Steve Hatfield" sehatfield@insightbb.com
  • Date: Sun, 9 Jul 2006 21:54:15 -0400
  • Thread-index: Acah3OaUSooK6w2FSpeNULUKSlqKpQB5p/0g

I put a large heavy rock in the pot first (if I don’t need to move it) You can also “partially plant” the pots if that will work in your situation.



From: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com] On Behalf Of D. Scott Taylor
Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2006 9:00 AM
To: Discussion of aroids
Subject: [Aroid-l] stabilization of large pots


Good Morning:  I was wondering if any of you enlightened growers have a simple remedy for the ongoing problem of my Amorphophallus pots in larger pots (7-20 gal) being prone to 'tipping' over once the large leaves develop.  The plants are so top-heavy that anytime there is a strong breeze or even heavy rain, the pots tend to tip over, damaging the plants and spilling out soil/fertilizer.  Short of driving a stake next to each pot and tying them off, I don't know what to do?



D. Scott Taylor, Ph.D.

Central Region Land Manager

Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands Program

5560 N. US 1

Melbourne, Florida 32940

V: 321.255.4466 FAX 321.255.4499

email: staylor@brevardparks.com



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