Re: Dormancy of Amorphophallus from Madagascar
- Subject: Re: Dormancy of Amorphophallus from Madagascar
- From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sun, 25 May 2008 09:58:30 +0200
The Madagascan species normally show you when they need potting by the
apical bud starting to swell. That said, when it doesn't happen at all, you
need to take a risk.
Mold on a tuber is BAD! DO check if there is a soft spot below the mold and
if so, cut it out immediately or your whole tuber will turn into mush.
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> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Namens John L
> Verzonden: zaterdag 24 mei 2008 13:59
> Aan: Aroid-L
> Onderwerp: [Aroid-l] Dormancy of Amorphophallus from Madagascar
> I have been fortunate enough to purchase more tubers recently
> from a seller and grower of plants from south africa and Madagascar.
> One of the recommendations of the seller of these tubers on
> eBay is to immediately pot it and water it.
> I believe that this grower/seller is thinking of these tubers
> in terms of the other plants from that part of the world that
> generally emerge from dormancy at the beginning of the wet
> season, even if that wet season is artificially induced.
> My experience with the Amorphophallus tubers from Madagascar
> is that they generally don't emerge from dormancy until our
> late Summer to late Fall here in the Northern hemisphere. I
> have a few that do grow during my springtime but this
> particular tuber is showing no signs of breaking dormancy now
> and my biggest concern is rotting. It is showing signs of
> mold and I have increased air flow around the tuber and have
> treated it with cinnamon, so all seems well for now.
> Does anybody have any experiences to share?
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