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Re: [aroid-l] Germinating titanium seeds

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Germinating titanium seeds
  • From: <ronlene@bellsouth.net>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2004 18:45:02 -0400

> Hi Ron,
I have also received some of these seeds.  Regarding the planting of the titanum seeds, how do you determine the position to plant them in the soil?  Also, I am accustomed to seeing one leaf grow each season from the Amorphophallus that I have.  Is growing from seed different??  Ron Kessler

> From: Ronmchatton@aol.com
> Date: 2004/06/23 Wed PM 05:20:53 EDT
> To: aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu
> Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Germinating titanium seeds
> I have now handled two batches of Am. titanum from seed and have found them 
> fairly easy.  The seeds were removed from the berry and planted in Fafard 3B (a 
> peat/perlite potting soil that is quite open, holds a great deal of water but 
> with excellent drainage) cut with about 15% extra perlite.  I keep the medium 
> just barely moist and time to emerge from the soil has averaged about 6 
> weeks.  I've had no problem with them kept in a bright greenhouse with about 2500 
> footcandles (70% shade or so) and day/night temperatures of 80F/58F (about 
> 15C/27C).  Once the seedlings emerged, they have been given a dilute solution of 
> Peters 16-16-16 fertilizer at nearly every watering.  
> The seeds planted in September are now putting up their second leaf.  The 
> largest of the seedlings is about a foot (30cm) tall.
> Ron McHatton

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