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  Growing amorphs from seed
From: ken at spatulacity.com on 2004.04.05 at 18:10:42(11365)
I just received my Amorph brachyphyllus seeds from Malesiana on Friday. I
planted them immediately - in the absence of other instructions I planted
them in a peat/coir mix (Scotts Metro 360 w/ coir), watered, covered with a
plastic bag, and put in the sunniest window.

I have two questions: did I do OK? and approximately when can I expect
sproutage?

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From: "Peter Boyce" <peterboyce at myjaring.net> on 2004.04.06 at 02:08:03(11366)
Dear Ken

That is fine but I'd take them off of the sunny window sill; a pot in such a
place could easily reach 40C (104F) which would be fatal to newly emerged
shoots. We sow all our terrestrial aroid seeds in a 1:1 ground
sphagnum:Perlite or in coir:washed river sand (1:1). Germination takes 2 - 3
weeks at a minimum of 21C (70F) and a max. of 29C (84C).

If it's useful for folks, I could post some more detailed sowing and
transplantation tips for aroids.

Pete

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From: "Bryant, Susan L." <SLBryant at scj.com> on 2004.04.06 at 07:57:10(11368)
I would like to see that.

If it's useful for folks, I could post some more detailed sowing and
transplantation tips for aroids.

Pete

From: "Tropicals" <tropicals at solutionsanalysis.net> on 2004.04.06 at 08:20:29(11369)
Yes, Pete that would be appreciated. There are so many aroid species, all
growing / cultivation advise is useful to us.

Thank you...Christian

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From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid (prive)" <hetter at worldonline.nl> on 2004.04.06 at 10:03:07(11371)
I would be careful not to raise the temperature too high under that bag.
Seeds of eburneus are BIG and have a lot of contents that can easily rot.
Careful with this one!

Wilbert

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From: "Harold Beck" <drewbeck at swbell.net> on 2004.04.06 at 11:08:29(11372)
Peter - An entry describing detailed sowing and transplantation tips would
be most useful-- especially for a novice in Aroids, such as myself. I would
especially appreciate your input on growing media for Anthuriums such as
warocqueanum and veitchii. I'm not sure that I am exactly "on track".

Thanks, Harold Beck

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From: Don Martinson <llmen at wi.rr.com> on 2004.04.06 at 11:38:08(11373)
I have two questions: did I do OK? and approximately when can I
expect sproutage?

-Ken Mosher

While I cannot comment upon this particular species, I would add that
sometimes patience is necessary. Certain species may take in excess
of 6 months to germinate.

--
Don Martinson

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From: "Tropical Plant Resource" <Tropicals at SolutionsAnalysis.net> on 2004.04.28 at 07:27:35(11444)
Peter, et al:

Need your assistance, once again. Attached are pictures of 1) what was sold
as A. titanium #'s 698 and 700 (5" wide, several new bulbs attached which
are coming out of dormancy) and 2) a smaller (just over 1") bulb #/s 704 and
706, which I believe is A. bulbifer.

My questions are: have these been identified correctly; and, can the
additional bulbs be removed for additional plants and how, are they cut off,
dried out and then planted?

Can you please confirm the id's; and, or correct me.

Respect,
Christian Perkins

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