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To: 'Discussion of aroids'
Sent: Sunday, November 21, 2004 6:19
Subject: [Aroid-l] general question
A year ago last summer I had an Alocasia
hybrid that if it were growing straight would have been about 7? tall. However
it had flopped over with the stalk in a big S shape. The plant was therefore
about 4? tall and 5? wide. It became too unwieldy to handle so I cut off the
top leaving about 4? of stalk assuming it would grow from the good roots. But
I couldn?t throw away the cut off top portion so I stuck it in a 5 gallon pot
with sphagnum around it. It?s been growing since then and now has 5 leaves on
it. But it is time to give it some soil. How do you suggest I do this? I?m
sure there are roots all thru the moss and to try to separate the roots from
the moss would certainly cause much damage to the roots. However, I can?t just
add soil to the pot.
Before I dump it out and try to remedy
the situation I thought I would ask you, the experts.
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