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[Aroid-l] Sick tubers

  • Subject: [Aroid-l] Sick tubers
  • From: "Frank & Lara Wolpert" <frank.lara1@tiscali.co.uk>
  • Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2004 18:43:28 -0000
  • Importance: Normal

Hi All,

I use the following method when treating tubers with rot.

Scrape away as much of the rotten material as you can with your thumb
nail. Then coat the wound with a thick layer of Borax (obtainable from a
pharmacy). When you see the Borax going yellow, shake it off the tuber,
and apply a fresh layer. Leaving for about 2 hours should be sufficient.
Any more and the healthy tissue starts to dry out. After the 2 hours,
wash all traces of the Borax off the tuber, and then keep the tuber in a
cool area to dry off. 

I keep the tuber in a bag of dry peat until the next growing season.
When the tuber is replanted you have to be careful with the watering
until normal growth resumes. 

I have saved a few Amorphophallus and Arisaemas using the above method.

Hope I have been of help.


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