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Germination of Amophophallus titanum seed
From: Jmh98law at aol.com on 1999.07.15 at 13:58:33(3517)|
Sue Zunino wrote inquiring as to germination and her concerns about damping
off. She stated that she was using seed germination mix and feared that this
is not what is meant by "free-draining" soil. Sue, you are correct about
I am sending you the URL for an article by W. Hettersheid and S.|
Ittenbach on The Cultivation of Amorphophallus. "Everything You Always
Wnated to Know About Amorphophallus, but Were Afriad to Stick You Nose
Into!!!!" This should help you a great deal.
here: The Cultivation of Amorphophallus
Traverse City, MI
USDA Zone 5b
From: Sue <suez at northcoast.com> on 1999.07.16 at 18:55:46(3522)|
Thank you for sending the article by Wilbert. I had read this article
which says concerning Amorph. seeds:
> Sow the seeds
> in a typical sowing-soil (poor in nutrients and slightly acidic).
So I used a typical seed starting mix which I consider to be a sowing
soil. It is mostly peat with some fine vermiculite, perlite and sand
mixed in, and is very fine. It 'should' be both 'poor in nutrients and
slightly acidic'. Does this fit the definition of 'a typical
David mentioned that the Nancy seed was planted in well drained soil,|
but that it was buried in, not planted on top of the soil. Perhaps a
buried seed would be more in need of a well drained medium than a seed
just pressed into a medium? Anyway, I'm getting the idea that if the
seed is kept warm and just moist, it should germinate. I may have mine
too damp. That's what I was looking for. Thank EVERYONE for the help!
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