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  Cinnamon Fungicide
From: "D. Christopher Rogers" <crogers at ecoanalysts.com> on 2007.01.25 at 11:12:03(15149)
Doug wrote:

"I dust the plant with my fungicide of choice- cinnamon powder, the stuff
you put on your oatmeal. This works remarkably well to reduce fungal
problems in the high humidity."

I have not heard of cinnamon as an antifungal powder. Doesn't it burn the
cut? How effective is it? Does anyone else use it? Are other things better
or worse?

Christopher

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From: "danny wilson" <mudwasp_ at hotmail.com> on 2007.01.25 at 13:12:43(15153)
I've used nothing but for a while now, and have never lost a tuber to fungal problems after treatment. As an added bonus, it makes the area where the tubers are stored smell delightful.-Daniel
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From: Steve Marak <samarak at gizmoworks.com> on 2007.01.25 at 13:31:21(15154)
On Thu, 25 Jan 2007, D. Christopher Rogers wrote:

> Doug wrote:
>
> "I dust the plant with my fungicide of choice- cinnamon powder, the stuff
> you put on your oatmeal. This works remarkably well to reduce fungal
> problems in the high humidity."
>
> I have not heard of cinnamon as an antifungal powder. Doesn't it burn the
> cut? How effective is it? Does anyone else use it? Are other things better
> or worse?
>
> Christopher

Christopher,

I'll say up front that I've not tried it myself, but I've seen quite a few
references to it, and I know several orchid growers who swear by it. Apparently
no issues with tissue damage from the cinnamon itself.

Most of them are trying to avoid the use of other fungicides which they
consider more toxic/dangerous/environmentally unfriendly, and obviously aren't
doing rigorous controlled comparisons. But some of them are very experienced
growers who have used a lot of products over the years, and they seem to feel
it's pretty effective for both preventing and curing fungal problems.

Steve

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From: "michael mahan" <agavestar at covad.net> on 2007.01.25 at 21:49:07(15161)
I use all the time , I started using it 16 years ago on orchids works
really well ,best if used just as a cut is made... have used on rotting
succulents that I carved out the rot packed in the hole the powder & left to
dry heals & seals the cuts . now using on my philo cuts & have never lost a
cutting since I started using it on the philo's ... even have used it with
success on a rotted A.bulbcifer tuber .. best off it's non-toxic & need
for gloves ..smells nice too ... I have had better luck with this than
Roottone & the others ... even on a very rare African succulent I mixed
50/50 with roottone and saved it and that never happen before as I had lost
3 before with just roottone or nothing at all just a fan &warm dry air

Michael Mahan

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From: "Ron" <ronlene at bellsouth.net> on 2007.01.26 at 14:43:01(15172)
I have a large collection of Dormant
Amorphophallus tubers. Should most of them be kept “bone dry” until
they show signs of new growth? When the new growth begins, before roots
appear, should they still be kept bone dry? Or, should the soil always be
kept misted? I know there are exceptions and someday I will know which
they are, but until that happens, I could use some general information.
Thanks for your help! Ron Florida
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From: "Patricia Frank" <tricia_frank at hotmail.com> on 2007.01.26 at 18:06:42(15173)
I have not used any chemicals in my garden for the last 15 years, cinnamon has been my fungicides of choice on any problems that I have had. It is important to catch it early and reduce watering. It is not 100% but much better for our environment.
Tricia

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From: "StroWi at t-online.de" <StroWi at t-online.de> on 2007.01.27 at 01:28:33(15174)
Ron,

are you aware of Snow's site?

http://www.snowsexotics.com/dormancytable.htm

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From: Marcin <shagar at cyber-sport.com.pl> on 2007.01.28 at 01:59:59(15178)
Hi,

Will cinamon work also if you mix it with water and water your plants
during growth? If anyone tried, what is recommended solution?

With regards, Marcin

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From: "michael mahan" <agavestar at covad.net> on 2007.01.28 at 23:18:16(15182)
No it only works on a fresh cut ...

Michael mahan

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