Re: Amorphophallus Propagation
- Subject: Re: Amorphophallus Propagation
- From: Betsy Feuerstein <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2001 10:26:35 -0500 (CDT)
Joe, your Dioscorea can be grown from a stem cutting. It takes one heck
of a long time, but I vouch from personal experience that it can be done.
I did it before I knew that it was not supposed to be done. Someone had
one I wanted and I remember asking, does that grow from cuttings and he
gave me a cutting to get me off of his back for wanting a tuber. It worked.
I still have the plant.
that more success propagating Amorph leaves are from those with heavy texture
and noticably enlarged axils. It is trickier to get otheres to respond
favorably. As for tubers they are much like DIOSCOREA that seem indestructible.
D. elaphantopis tubers survived the mower. They grow
in shallow soil and under pine trees exceptionaly well. It seems reasonable
that as with caladiums most ropical tubers respond to disecting