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Re: bulbifer bulb

  • Subject: Re: bulbifer bulb
  • From: "D. Christopher Rogers" <crogers@ecoanalysts.com>
  • Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2007 09:09:30 -0700

Hiyer, Susan!


I let mine air dry for a day, then I dust them with cinnamon, place them in egg cartons, and store them in a plastic box. If I put them on the shelf they do shrivel. If you want to leave them in the soil, they should be either in a greenhouse, or set the pot on a tray full of damp sand.


At the University greenhouse, A. bulbifer is a weed, dropping bulbils all over, which come up in pots that they are not supposed to be in.


Good luck,



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-----Original Message-----
From: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com]On Behalf Of Susan B
Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2007 5:44 PM
To: Discussion of aroids
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] bulbifer bulb


I'm glad this is so easy for everyone (else).  I do have to chime in and say I've never been able to grow one from a bulbil, although I try every year- if I store dry they shrivel up and disappear before spring.  If I put them in dirt, the same thing...


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