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Re: Dracontium amazonense

Hi Vincent,

None of my various Dracontium ever go dormant for very long and certainly
not on any schedule that I can figure out.  Think of them like a nearly
evergreen Amorph and you've got the idea.  Keep them growing nearly year
'round and when they feel like taking a break they will.  At that point
keep them barely damp until a new growth emerges and then go back to your
typical watering schedule.  They often grow multiple petioles without any
rest period and often have many petioles at the same time so this is
normal.  There are some wonderful pics on the IAS site showing various
species with huge numbers of petioles all at the same time.  Sounds like
yours is happy :o)

Gibsonia, PA

Original Message:
From: E.Vincent Morano ironious2@yahoo.com
Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2009 23:03:30 -0700 (PDT)
To: aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
Subject: [Aroid-l] Dracontium amazonense

I have a Dracontium amazonense that I wrote about before. Now it has grown
a new leaf alongside the one it had all season. I thought these grew
durring the year and then went dormant for the winter months. So first
should it be growing a new leaf (a bigger one at that) and second when
should/how should I let /make it go dormant?
Thank you.


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