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  GA3 treatments on aroids
From: "Petra Schmidt" petrabot at gmail.com> on 2006.09.24 at 14:40:36(14637)
Hi Brian...long time, I know...the GA3 treatment to induce flowering can be a trial in itself, finding the right concentration and application periods. I treated Anthurium sect. Pachyneurium plants (in the research collection of Dr. Tom Croat) way back in the late 80s and had some success. We found that a few species actually continued setting flower spikes for many months before settling back into their natural cycle. There are some very good articles written by Dr. Jake Henny regarding this topic and are probably listed in the aroid-l index or in Tom's aroid literature compilation on the IAS website. Anyway, good luck with the project. Petra

On 9/23/06, Brian Williams wrote:
Well early this spring I put Gibberellic Acid on a few aroids thatpeople have been trying to ID for years. One plant was Xanthosoma Albo
marginata or micky mouse plant. So far no sign of a flower spike. I alsoput this chemical on Alocasia Hilo Beauty. My plant was already fairlymature and is around 4 feet tall now. I was checking today and I now see
a flag leaf which usually is followed by blooms. I went out earlier andtheir is another growth coming out of the stem of the flag leaf it lookslike a bloom to me but I will not be able to tell for sure for at least
a few days.Julius I know you have a lot of interest in finally getting a ID tothis plant. I hope to take some detailed photos if this is indeed aflower and I would like to send the flower off to be looked at. I would

From: ted.held at us.henkel.com on 2006.09.25 at 13:18:16(14644)
I have experimented with GA3 on aroids
of the genus Cryptocoryne. I was successful in getting blooms from reluctant
plants. But I later found that the blooms were wildly distorted by the
treatment. Rather than a sturdy little spadix with a spiral hood, I got
a thin, almost transparent gizmo with a shepherd's crook as a hood. I later
got a "natural" flower from the same clone and it was conventional.
In addition, GA3 tended to induce weak, spindly growth in leaves that emerged
after treatment.

From: "StroWi at t-online.de" StroWi at t-online.de> on 2006.09.26 at 05:06:38(14648)
-----Original Message-----
> Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 15:18:16 +0200
> Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] GA3 treatments on aroids
> From: ted.held@us.henkel.com
From: Susan B honeybunny442 at yahoo.com> on 2006.09.28 at 17:28:11(14686)
http://rosecare1.stores.yahoo.net/growreg.html Sells the Pro-Gibb and Promalin GAA treatments."StroWi@t-online.de" wrote: -----Original Message-----> Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 15:18:16 +0200> Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] GA3 treatments on aroids> From: ted.held@us.henkel.com> To: Discussion of aroids >................... > I have> details on the formulation of the treatment solution I used in case> anyone is interested.>......................Ted,Yes I would be interested. Maybe through the list, others might beinterested, too.>........................> Does anyone offer a> commercial, formulated GA3 treatment
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