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  Re: [aroid-l] growing tip of Alocasia
From: "Derek Burch" <derek at horticulturist.com> on 2004.03.19 at 23:18:16(11306)
I always peel all the dry scales off, even if they start off looking like a
normal tip. I go down until the nice green or red bud is fully exposed. I
have some slight experimental evidence from a propagation class that I
taught that these scale inhibit growth until they have been soaked for a
long time. We did the experiment for several years of classes, with
consistent results of more rapid growth from peeled than unpeeled. I never
tried making an extract of the scales, though, to see if I could inhibit
anything with them. Derek

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