Are you talking about some species of Arisaema?? They
do go dormant depending on the species for a month or
months. As with my experience their roots are not very picky as
to what type of growing medium they anchor themselves so your garden compost
sounds adequate since they were happy and growing fine for 3 months. Cut
back on the watering until you get new
I was hoping not to have to ask for help. I tried
what was suggested to me two years ago here, and I got 3 little dragon aroids to
grow from the seeds I carefully rotted in water and cleaned and grew in sp.
I also went back to the parking lot their parent
grew in, before a sign replaced her, and rescued another dragon aroid I found in
another parking lot island at the same grocery store. I went very early one
Saturday morning, before my fellow Londoners were stirring, with my shovel and
an empty back pack. It was easy to dig up. We passed a few folks on the nearly 2
mile walk home--I must have looked a sight with the aroid bouncing on my back.
As I have no garden, and I live in an
apartment building from which I climb in and out of the Victorian window to
garden in pots, I'm so glad it took well to my garden compost. But that was 3
months ago and it is beginning to have even its new leaf turn brown along
with its two old leaves. One of the little ones has lost both of its
leaves, as well.
It grew happily in what was probably awful soil in
the parking lot bushes---do I need to go back and get some of that soil? Does
anyone here know what a Dragon Aroid likes?
I'll be very sad if they die---the big ones
were probably from an old Victorian garden, similar to the age of the
little cottages around the new store. By the way, the store is in Stratford,
where the 2012 Olympics will be held.
Thank you for any responses!
Karin, an American in London
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