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  Arisaema Fimbriata dry tuber storage?
From: John Ludwig <aroidgrower at gmail.com> on 2008.10.10 at 22:20:19(18624)
Can A. Fimbriata be stored dry when dormant or must it be in soil and
slightly moist. I have seen a few lists of storage requirements for
Amorphophallus and it seems that geographical region of native
distribution can be a good indicator of their storage needs. Is the
same true for Arisaema?
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From: "Russell Coker" <cokerra at bellsouth.net> on 2008.10.11 at 12:27:36(18628)
John, here's what I've done (on the Gulf Coast).

I had terrible luck with fimbriatum, sukotaiense and barnesii in pots along
with all of my other Arisaemas, so what didn't rot got planted in the
ground. Although these are tropical, they are also deciduous and seemed to
follow seasonal changes here. The summer of 2007 they looked awful in pots
so last fall they went into the ground for the winter in a light, sandy,
composty soil. At that point, barnesii was gone and I didn't have much to
loose with the other two. This past spring they sprouted with renewed vigor
and strength, and I'm hoping for flowers next spring. October turns cooler
especially at night, and it also stops raining and becomes very dry (for
us). If these tropical Arisaemas are still up, this finishes them off.

So my vote would be winter storage in slightly moist soil. Since these
plants don't come with many cultural instructions I'll be eager to hear how
others are growing them.

Russell

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