Re: gGbberellic acid and inflorescence production
- Subject: Re: gGbberellic acid and inflorescence production
- From: Theodore Held <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2009 14:14:54 -0400
Steve and others,
I have tried gibberelic acid on my Crypts and I was successful at
getting three flowers from a reluctant clone that had never done so
for me prior to that. If you attended my Crypt lecture at the show
last fall (or managed to stay awake), I had pictures of the three. The
first two were bizarre, weak things with a host of peculiarities. The
first was worse than the second. By the time the third appeared I got
a bloom that was well within the range of what I would expect as a
"normal" bloom. I have secured the third flower as my ID standard for
the clone. It has never flowered again.
I have a couple of articles from Florida University that I downloaded
that discuss the use of such hormones. In the commercial world GA3 (as
the usual type of giberellic acid is called) can be used to goose
aroids to flower profusely and make them more saleable. It can also be
used to coax simultaneous blooms when a cross is desired. Messing
around with the correct dosage is the key trick because you want it to
look natural. But it's done all the time.
So when you're at the Home Depot and you get an aroid with lots of
blooms and then become disappointed when you can't get the thing to
look so nice after that, lack of artificial hormone treatments might
be the cause.
Anyone interested in the articles or details of my experiment can
e-mail me privately.
On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 2:36 PM,
> I just received a "lecture" on one of the garden sites. As a result I'd
> like to know if anyone on this board has successfully used gibberellic acid
> to induce the production of an inflorescence with aroid species. I have no
> need to try this but my curiosity is making me want to know. I suggested
> the individual check the results on Aroid l that are available on the net
> since as I read those some of our best and brightest are skeptical.
> Now I guess I'll be off to my "blackboard" to write whatever it is I'm
> supposed to write 1000 times. Also, would some of you remind me not to try
> to help??? And don't worry, I won't bother to respond on that post again.
> Steve Lucas
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