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  Titanum rearing question
From: "Nyles" metopium at hotmail.com> on 2001.06.13 at 08:03:24(6707)
Hello All!

This is my first year with a titanum tuber.
It's a 3 year old.

I've got 3 sprouts that seem to all be coming up.

I planted the tuber, and exposed the larger
potential sprouts to light by
digging out little trenches around them. As they
grew I filled in the soil.
Now they are all about a foot high and really
starting to grow the last
few days.

This was in an effort to get more leaf material for
trying to root
cuttings and tissue culture work.

The person who raised the tuber thought the reason multiple shoots were
coming up this year was because it was in a small pot for its size the year
before.

So is this typical for more than one shoot to
develop?
As the tuber is absorbed, will I end up with 3
independent plants?
Do you all, familiar with Amorphs, think that it may still abort two?
Do you think exposing the small shoots to light had anything to do with
further development?

I also have another amorpho question but I'll post it separately.

Many thanks!

Nyles in Arizona

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From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at email.msn.com> on 2001.06.17 at 08:31:02(6747)
Dear Nyles,

PLEASE get and study the article by Craig Allen of Fairchild Gradens in
Miami which is available in a back-issue of Aroideana, (and if you are not
already a member, please join the IAS while you are about it!!!) he gives
great inf. on the cultivation of this wonderful, rare and sometimes
difficult species! Multiple tubers from one have been produced by Craig,
he feels it was because of a too-small pot, these babies need ROOM!.

Cheers,

Julius

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