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Re: [aroid-l] Amorph. seedling question.

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Amorph. seedling question.
  • From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" hetter@worldonline.nl
  • Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2003 11:59:19 +0200
  • Importance: Normal

> Hello,
> Through this years Amorphophallus distribution by Wilbert
> Hetterscheid I received some seeds of Am. koratensis. They
> are my firsts attempt at growing Amorpho's from seeds. I
> sowed them the 10th of May and at the moment I've 24 very
> good growing plantlets of which most have already produced a
> second leaf.
> Now for my question. I was wondering when does one start to
> feed young Amorpho seedlings? I mean, I understand that they
> can continue to grow for quite some time before they go into
> their first dormancy. And I suppose they need some feeding at
> one time or the other.

I would say that feeding them may start after the next leaf has developed
and only when they are in a pot for a rather long time (6 months or more).
Don't overdo it with such small plants. Koratensis is a very vigorous
species and it will use the soil very well and change it into biomass.


> Thanks in advance.
>         Rob Zuiderwijk
>         (The Netherlands)

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