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  Amorphophallus question
From: jarrett at mail.teleport.com on 2000.04.09 at 04:02:55(4358)
I have an Amorphophallus seedling of unknown species, about one year old, 5"
tall. It has not gone dormant, at least not in my possession (about 6
months). Recently, it has started to look pretty bad but another shoot has
emerged next to the first.

Do Amorph. seedlings sometimes send out new growth before the old growth has
died off? What is a typical potting mix for these? Unfortunately I don't
know it's origin.

From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" hetter at worldonline.nl> on 2000.04.09 at 13:58:19(4359)
Yup, this happens in some species, especially in seedlings. It is a good
sign and tells you the plant is happy. Don't forget though that at some
moment you'll have to refresh the soil and the moment a new shoot appears is
a good moment because older roots are now dying down and new ones are still
vigorous enough to survive a repotting (which should NOT be too rigorous, so
don't start flushing the roots clean with water or like methods).

For potting mix I'd go for a humus-rich one if you have no clue of its


From: plantnut at macconnect.com (plantnut) on 2000.04.09 at 13:59:41(4360)
It is not unnormal for a seedling to preform as yours is...

For potting media... got to the IAS Web Site... there is an excellent
article there on horticulture.

From: "Paul Kruse" pkruse2000 at mindspring.com> on 2000.04.09 at 14:00:04(4361)
You may have the one I have. I think the spelling of mine is A.
phaeoniifolius. Last year it put up three shoots. This year it tried to
put up two, but I cut one off to try to keep more strength in the corm.


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