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Re: [Aroid-l] Lasia spinosa seed germination

  • Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Lasia spinosa seed germination
  • From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo@msn.com>
  • Date: Fri, 03 Sep 2004 07:21:50 +0000

>From: Adam Black <epiphyte1@earthlink.net>
>Reply-To: Discussion of aroids <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
>To: Discussion of aroids <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
>Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Lasia spinosa seed germination
>Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2004 00:43:30 -0400

Dear Adam,

Thanks for this information, I KNEW that the fruit took a long time to mature, but had not kept dates---17 months is a LONG time!   I am pleased that the information that I managed to provide enabled you to pollinate this plant and enjoy the experience of producing your own seeds, good luck!  

Good Growing,


>Hi Julius,

>You mention that it takes a long time for the fruits to ripen - It
>was in early April 2003 when I asked this list how to pollinate my
>Lasia inflorescences, and you were the one who replied back with
>instructions. I had actually long forgotten about them, but now,
>seventeen months later they are ripe, and yes, they do have very
>large seeds. Thanks for both helping me pollinate this plant, and
>for the info on germinating the resulting seeds. And thanks to
>everyone else that replied with info as well.
>Julius Boos wrote:
>> >From: Adam Black <epiphyte1@earthlink.net> >Reply-To: Discussion
>>of aroids <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com> >To: Discussion of aroids
>><aroid-l@gizmoworks.com> >Subject: [Aroid-l] Lasia spinosa seed
>>germination >Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2004 21:36:19 -0400 >
>>Hello Adam,
>>Just place the ripe seeds (cleaned of their fruit covering) in wet
>>sphagnum and stand back!    This aquatic bears large seeds, the
>>fruit take an exceptional length of time to ripen, almost or a full
>>year or more.    I have always seen them start to grow more or less
>>erect for only 18" or so, then they always have begun to grow in a
>>reclining or recumbrent form, spreading out of the pot along the
>>ground.   There are MANY leaf-forms in the plant, the largest  (at
>>about 6-8"!!!) is one from Ceylon w/ an entire leaf-blade that has
>>elegant 'drip-tips'.   Nice aquatic species of aroid, but with
>>unforgiving spines whose tips always break off in your hands,
>>always wear leather gloves when working w/ this devil!
>>Hope this helps,
>>Julius>Hi All,
>> > > >Does anyone have any suggestions for germinating Lasia
>>spinosa >seeds? > >Also, my Lasia's growth habit is unlike those I
>>have seen at >botanical gardens. All of the others I have seen grow
>>in a very >erect upright manner, while mine sends out reclining
>>stem out of the >pot that then travel along ground level, rooting
>>as it grows away >from the pot, yet still making nice big leaves.
>>It is not in full >sun, which is what I assume is the difference
>>between mine and the >ones I have seen in full to nearly full sun
>>at botanical gardens. >Any comments? > >Thanks! > >Adam > > >
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