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  Germinating Dracontium
From: Wilbert Hetterscheid <hetter at vkc.nl> on 1999.03.15 at 07:14:41(3110)
Aroid-ellers,

Anyone with any experience in germinating Dracontium seeds? Doesn't seem
to be an easy job. I have a bunch of very lazy seeds of Dr. ulei.

Cheers,
Wilbert

From: Betsytrips at aol.com on 1999.03.15 at 09:04:55(3111)
Wilbert,

I have never had trouble with Dracontium seed even if they were very early. I
put them onto standard potting soil in a covered container and put them under
the lights. They have always grown fairly quickly. Hope it works for you.

Betsy

From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo at email.msn.com> on 1999.03.15 at 14:50:55(3112)
>Aroid-ellers,

Anyone with any experience in germinating Dracontium seeds? Doesn't seem
to be an easy job. I have a bunch of very lazy seeds of Dr. ulei.

Cheers,
Wilbert<

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From: eggon <eggon at guarany.cpd.unb.br> on 1999.03.17 at 10:17:14(3115)
Dear Wilbert,

Dracontium isnt easy to germinate, even in a tropical collection
like mine. Don't be so sad, because I have seeds of D. bogneri
that I sowed in March 1997 and they are still sleeping! In fact, they seem
quite healthy, but no life sign. I think they need constant heat,
because they only occurr here in Brazil in lowlands, where the heat is
quite constant all over the year. In Brasilia, were my collection is
placed, we have 5 months that are cold and dry, so I think it stops
their metabolism. Light doesn't seem to work also, because mine are in
a very illuminated place, with 40% sunlight during all morning. What
about pray...

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From: alistair_hay at rbgsyd.gov.au on 1999.03.18 at 16:30:02(3116)
May be worth chipping the testa of a few seeds

Alistair

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From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo at email.msn.com> on 1999.03.19 at 05:12:37(3121)
Subject: Re: Germinating Dracontium

Dear Aroidophiles and especially Wilbert,
Betsy has kindly given her permission to post her letter to me (below) on
the 'L'.

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