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Re: [Aroid-l] A.hewittii toppled over

  • Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] A.hewittii toppled over
  • From: Dan Levin levin@pixar.com
  • Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2005 22:30:33 -0700

Dear Peter,

I would caution you to carefully remove your plant from its pot and
inspect for signs of rot/ deterioration of the roots and/or tuber. Most
typically, the toppling over of an Amorpho. petiole is indicative of an
after-the-fact "sour" media and/or drainage problem. If indeed this is
determined to be the case, hopefully you'll (still) have an intact tuber
which you can attempt to save... waste no time checking!

Said tuber should be rinsed well in warm water, carefully inspected- all
soft/ mealy parts cut out; then dusted with a fungicide (I've personally had
good success with 3336WP, thiophanate methyl, effective against fusarium);
after which UNDER-pot into fresh compost. Take care to keep just slightly
damp until well after new growth reinitiates. Then and only then should
you restart your regular watering regimen. Constant bottom heat will help
greatly during such convalescent periods.

Best of luck,

p/s- en garde! your other Am. hewitti's may not be far behind...

On Jun 23, 2005, at 12:02 PM, Baumfarn Webmaster wrote:

I have several (9) youngsters of A.hewittii grown from seeds. All of them are in miniature greenhouse, with more or less the same soil, which more or less as wet as the others
Today I opened my miniature-greenhouse for a few hours, to give them more fresh air and to harden them a bit off, since some are soon to big to stay within the greenhouse. All stood in partially afternoon sun (beginning around 4:00 pm). No, in this room wasn't any window open. And they didn't get any draught (ger. Zugluft)
Later I have to recognize that one of my A.hewitti toppled over (compelte petiole). I gave him a a small pillar to lean on, watered it a bit and closed the greenhouse immediately.
Shall I spray with a fungicide too?
What happend to it?


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