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  [aroid-l] Amorphophallus amputation?
From: ken at spatulacity.com on 2004.06.16 at 07:53:57(11627)
I have a question about untimely amputation of an Amorphophallus leaf.
Let's say a perfectly innocent Amorph has been happily growing and minding
its own business. It's had time to form a new tuber of some size but isn't
done its growing season - and then a malicious creature comes and chomps off
the leaf and exhumes the tuber (but leaves it alone) and the poor tuber sits
on the ground all exposed for a few weeks. (The malicious creature *could*
have been a squirrel whose own growing season was cut short...)

Is that tuber going to want to be replanted to grow a new leaf or will it
want to stay dormant until the next growing season?

-Ken Mosher

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