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  Half Tubers, Etc.
From: Don Burns <burns at mobot.org> on 1997.04.18 at 13:43:47(636)
I just repotted a half rotted Amorph tuber with the expactation that it
will produce a plant. If it produces an infloresence, fine, but I'll
just leave it there and let nature take its course.

Related to this subject, in December I had an A. bulbifer go dormant and
when I dug up the tuber found that it had only half reformed. The bottom
and part of one side was concave, severely so. Other than this the tuber
looked normal. I shared this info with Wilbert and shortly afterward the
tuber came alive, so it went back into medium in mid-January. Produced a
nice plant, but no infloresence, and early this month it went dormant
again. Took it out of the pot again last week and (voila!) here is a
brand new fully formed tuber with the old, only three month old, tuber
still attached to the bottom!

Dewey is right. Let nature take its course. In this case nature decided
that the tuber needed to be "whole" and woke up the thing so it could
complete its job!. On the other hand Wilbert's point was well taken: If
you cut off the infloresence, you will miss enjoying it and its stench!


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