Re: What Aroids Form Tubers on Leaves?
Dear Mark: Sounds like Bulbifer to me I have some of
these plants that develops a White spathe w/redish color
inside of spath. On first bulb I purchased it tow years
to get a spathe and produces a spathe every other year.
I saw no leaf this after the spathe which is not unusual
due the trmendous energy spent on producing spath. The
warts will produce a small plant next spring. I plant
the bulblets as soon as mother plant dies. Ray Maynard
> I just joined this list because I've discovered that many of the plants I
> like to grow are aroids! Someone I know just acquired a plant of unknown
> identity that looks a lot like pictures I've seen of various Amorphophallus
> or Sauromatum, etc. The weird thing about it is that it was forming tubers
> at what I'm presuming are the leaf axils (I'm not up on my aroid
> anatomy.) The largest one, about 2cm diameter, was right where the leaf
> joined the main, upright stem. Is this unusual or are we going to have to
> find some other way of identifying it? Unfortunately the thing has just
> gone dormant (we hope) or I'd be able to describe the leaf and stem a
> little better. We're potting up the main tuber and the little tuber-ettes
> to see if they'll grow. Thanks in advance for any info you can share!