Re: RE: Amorphophallus seed germination
- Subject: Re: RE: Amorphophallus seed germination
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- Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 21:47:12 -0500 (CDT)
Amorphs from habitats with seasonal fires? Many fire adapted species use
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Subject: Re: RE: Amorphophallus seed germination
I started doing it a long time ago based on the so-called fact that some
seeds "need" or benefit by the chemical reaction of "burning" to cause seed
Companies sell things such as "smoke seed primer" which is nothing more
than a paper disk which is soaked and releases "chemicals" mimicing
It is my belief that if you burn a piece of paper and soak the ash in
water, you will accomplish the same "thing".
I have read that certain chemicals produced during burning act similar to
gibberilic acid, in that they dont actually "make a seed sprout", but more
correctly, interfere with the natural chemicals that "prevent" them from
Am I right??? Who knows.....?
> Burnt paper????
I guess I am lucky....they really are always about the same for me... I
seeds (all) in a solution of GA3, superthrive and burnt paper.....(although
I am not sure if any of it is neces.)