Re: Arisarum proboscideum


> Date:          Wed, 05 Mar 1997 09:53:28 -0600
> From:          "Carlo A. Balistrieri" <cabalist@facstaff.wisc.edu>
> Subject:       Re: Arisarum proboscideum
> To:            rob.mcclure@sci.monash.edu.au
> Reply-to:      aroid-l@mobot.org

> Is anyone out there growing Arisarum proboscideum? I picked some up last
> year and am not sure it is still with me (although it was wintered under
> cover). I haven't rooted around in the pot for it but it doesn't look too
> promising. In fairness to whatever skill I might have as a grower the tubers
> were pretty small (more like little rhizome cuttings--I know, excuses,
> excuses!) I'm interested in the experience any others have had with it. Tell
> me how to do it right.
> 
> Carlo
> 

Carlo,

Shame on you ! How can you lose a mouse plant ! (Please no cat jokes) 

I grow mine easily and they multiply well by :

.....pot the long tubers only about 1'' below the surface.
.....keep the pot dry when dormant ( summer-autumn here ). I keep 
mine bone dry.
.....they seem to flower better when crowded, so I don't repot 
often.
.....light shade seems to suit them.
.....water and feed as normal when in active growth.
.....aphids really like them too !

Good luck.

Cheers,
                  Rob.

 
jokes). 
Rob.McClure
Dept.of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Monash University, Clayton 3168
AUSTRALIA.
Phone:(03)9905.5625
Fax:(03)9905.5613
e-mail: Rob.McClure@sci.monash.edu.au


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