On Thu, 18 Oct 2018 at 07:29, Lester Kallus wrote:
I initially posted to the Amorphophallus group on Facebook but see
little traffic there so will try again here.
Despite my initial plans
to avoid once again increasing my collection while attending the
2018 IAS Show & Sale, I could not resist during the auction
when an Amorphophallus came up for bid. It was jokingly called
“Mary Jane”. The label was blurry. Searching the web, it seems
closest to a Madagascar species: A. mahajanga. I bid and won.
It grew well for a
couple weeks but overnight during a minimally (and early) cool
snap here on Long Island (50F/10C), collapsed into dormancy.
I’ve pulled up the tuber
and it looks fine, just
dormant. There had been two petioles but they appear to have
been growing out of this one small tuber. I haven't formally
measured it but would guess 5-6 mm in diameter.
I've done a
bit of web searching but have yet to find growing advice. If
this truly is Am. mahajanga can someone please advise winter
storage? Is it one that can be allowed to become totally dry or
must I keep it in moist sphagnum until the next growing season?
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D. Christopher Rogers