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  Amorphophallus leaf propagation
From: piaba piabinha at yahoo.com> on 2005.02.03 at 19:29:27(12635)
hi all,

i'm sure this has been discussed but i can't find
these old messages... a few months back, i was trying
to separate an offset from my A. longituberosus. this
offset had 2 stems growing next to the mother plant
stem. while unpotting and separating the baby tuber
from the mother plant, i broke the 2 baby stems...
since i didn't want to just throw the 2 stems, i stuck
them into a container of water. several months later,
one stem went pale and died but the other is still
green and seems to be forming a tuber at the base.
does this work with all amorphs?

From: "MJ Hatfield" mjhatfield at oneota.org> on 2005.02.04 at 10:49:04(12639)
tsuh yang,
I've done the exact same thing with more mature Amorphophallus "stems",
stuck the broken off ones into water and a month(s) or so later, a fattened
end. Unfortunately, I've never kept tract of what species I stick into the
water because I never actually expect it to work. I too hate to lose any
plant (Well, except for some of those Asian invasive plants in my woods and
prairies that have been dug, cut, sprayed, wacked and burned for several
years and still I must continue to work to reduce their numbers.)

But how do you handle the stem swelling after you take it out of the water?
MJ Hatfield

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