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  Amorph. seedling question.
From: "Rob Zuiderwijk" mail_list at robzuiderwijk.nl> on 2003.09.05 at 13:14:56(10551)
Hello,

Through this years Amorphophallus distribution by Wilbert Hetterscheid I received some seeds of Am. koratensis. They are my firsts attempt at growing Amorpho's from seeds. I sowed them the 10th of May and at the moment I've 24 very good growing plantlets of which most have already produced a second leaf.
Now for my question. I was wondering when does one start to feed young Amorpho seedlings? I mean, I understand that they can continue to grow for quite some time before they go into their first dormancy. And I suppose they need some feeding at one time or the other.

Thanks in advance.

Rob Zuiderwijk

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From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" hetter at worldonline.nl> on 2003.09.07 at 02:59:19(10564)
> Hello,
>
> Through this years Amorphophallus distribution by Wilbert
> Hetterscheid I received some seeds of Am. koratensis. They
> are my firsts attempt at growing Amorpho's from seeds. I
> sowed them the 10th of May and at the moment I've 24 very
> good growing plantlets of which most have already produced a
> second leaf.
> Now for my question. I was wondering when does one start to
> feed young Amorpho seedlings? I mean, I understand that they
> can continue to grow for quite some time before they go into
> their first dormancy. And I suppose they need some feeding at
> one time or the other.

I would say that feeding them may start after the next leaf has developed
and only when they are in a pot for a rather long time (6 months or more).
Don't overdo it with such small plants. Koratensis is a very vigorous
species and it will use the soil very well and change it into biomass.

Cheerio,
Wilbert

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From: "Rob Zuiderwijk" mail_list at robzuiderwijk.nl> on 2003.09.13 at 02:45:12(10577)
Thanks (again) Wilbert.

I had sent this message about a week ago but it didn't show up in the list.

Rob Zuiderwijk

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