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[Aroid-l] Amorphophallus paeonifolius HELP!!

  • Subject: [Aroid-l] Amorphophallus paeonifolius HELP!!
  • From: Kirk Martin kwmartin@earthlink.net
  • Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2006 21:29:02 -0400 (GMT-04:00)


I have a decent sized A. paeonifolius that I've grown all summer outdoors on my pool deck.
It had a single leaf about 2.5 to 3 feet tall which was starting to form another leaf off the tuber.

A skunk/raccoon? uprooted the bulb and damaged a leaf stalk where it attaches to the bulb.
I noticed some brown mush on the stalk near some white powdery fungus a few days later.

When I pulled on the leaf, it detached from the bulb and I noticed some small white worms
Anyway, I cleaned of the rotted tissue as best I could and doused it with liquid sulfur 6.4% sulfur from Safer.

The new leaf is happily getting bigger and so far no further sign of rot and haven't seen any more worms.

Should I cut off the new leaf too and soak the bulb in some nasty pesticide/fungicide?

Any advice is appreciated.

Kirk Martin
Fitchburg, Mass.
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