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  other bulbils/bulblets
From: "Sherry Gates" <TheTropix at msn.com> on 2011.04.07 at 18:24:34(22007)
I read "I think that bulbils smaller than 1cm rarely generate a new plant." posted by Marco about Amorphophallus.
What about the bulblets that form on the stalks/stems of Alocasia? Is there a certain size that's more likely to succeed? If so, when they fall off the parent plant, will they continue to "mature" and eventually sprout?
Thanks, Sherry
From: "Marek Argent" <abri1973 at wp.pl> on 2011.04.08 at 14:45:45(22009)

Dear Sherry,

It depends on a species. For example Alocasia wentii produces bulblets about 1.5 cm in diameter and very few of them put leaves. The don't die in pots, they may start to grow even after 2-3 years.

Bulblets of A. infernalis put
leaves very quickly, after a few weeks, but later they grow slowly. While A. wentii from a bulblet produces 3-5 leaves a year, A. infernalis (from
bulblets too), 1-2 leaves.



From: "Marek Argent" <abri1973 at wp.pl> on 2011.04.08 at 15:01:30(22010)

Dear Susan (again)

Sorry, I haven't finished. Alocasia infernalis bulblets are about 5-10 mm and most of them wake up quickly when not dried,

after detaching them from the mother plants they should be potted immediately and watered. The best place for such Alocasias in a glasshouse (it may be even a covered) aquarium without water.





From: Michael Pascall <mickpascall at hotmail.com> on 2011.04.08 at 23:54:30(22012)
Older offsets on many Alocasias can have a tough skin on them .
To ensure sprouting this skin must be broken carefully , no need to remove .
Fresh ones will sprout very fast . The stem offsets like on longiloba seem to sprout very easily .

Michael Pascall,



From: "Sherry Gates" <TheTropix at msn.com> on 2011.04.15 at 17:18:45(22028)
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