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  Dormant Alocasias, Colocasias
From: Piabinha at aol.com on 2001.04.24 at 21:22:57(6258)
hi all,

i have two plants that are dormant now, Alocasia plumbae and A. Hilo Beauty. my experience in the past with these plants is that they tend to go dormant and never come up again. these 2 were large plants though and i'm hoping that they will sprout again. is there anything i can do (besides storing them dry) to encourage new growth? thanks.

From: "Derek Burch" derek at horticulturist.com> on 2001.04.25 at 02:25:39(6260)
My experience, which only just departs from the anecdotal, although I use it
as a demonstration in propagation class, is that it assists breaking
dormancy of the undeground structures if you carefully peel back the dry and
colored scales immediately around the terminal bud. The exposed greenish
tissue seems to be stimulated into growing out its bud etc.
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