Re: [Aroid-l] A. prainii care instructions
- Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] A. prainii care instructions
- From: Ken Mosher firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 00:01:52 -0500
I have very little experience with this plant outside of killing one
last year. Therefore, I can say it is *very* prone to rot if you keep it
damp and cold at the same time. Many amorphs have this tendency.
My current plants of this species are all seedlings, and they've put up
leaf after leaf after leaf and are still going strong in the greenhouse.
I really wish they'd go dormant! It's time to let my CT greenhouse go cold.
Here's my advice for yours: if it's had a good long growing season and
keeping it growing is inconvenient for you, stop watering and it will go
dormant. My friends on this list will yell at me if my advice is wrong
and then we'll both learn better...
Kirk Martin wrote:
I'm just trying to find some basic care instructions for growing
Amorphophallus prainii. The plant is approximately 10" tall now and
appears to be actively growing (was given plant in early October this year).
I'm growing the plant in a 50 % loam and the remainder in 1:1:1 peat, perlite, vermiculite under
a 4' fluorescent light.
Since I live in Fitchburg Massachusetts, Can I expect a dormancy and if so any idea when it would start?
Just trying to get a sense how finicky this plant is and how susceptible to rot.
Anyone have a fact sheet? All I know is it's habitat is near Thailand/ Indonesia and not much more.
Any help is appreciated,
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