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  kachinensis bulb alert
From: "Temmerman" <temmerm at skynet.be> on 2004.09.10 at 04:51:12(12176)

I have a big Amorphophallus kachinensis bulb. It's dormant right now. It
is stored dry, but I got a serious problem. The whole bulb is stored dry
but on the bottom, there is a small shriveled knob that looks like the
remnant of previous year's growth. But that knob is now wet and soft while
the whole bulb is being stored dry. Is this rot? If so, what should I do.
I really don't want to lose this big bulb. It's the only one I have.
Thanks for any help already.


From: "danny wilson" <mudwasp_ at hotmail.com> on 2004.09.10 at 12:28:10(12181)
it might be rot. what i do when my bulbs start to rot is clean out the spot down to the good plant tissue as best as possible, then put the rotted sop in the sun until it dries out. if you dont want to put it in teh sun, you dont need to, that can cause problems its self. what you do need to do is put the spot in some sort of light so it can dry out a bit. i have never lost a bulb this way, including my A. titanum when it rotted a little.
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From: "Temmerman" <temmerm at skynet.be> on 2004.09.12 at 09:18:56(12183)
Thanks everybody for the replies. I just cut
off the mushy part and covered it with cinnamon (couldn't find any sulphur
powder at the hardware store). I just hope it will make

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