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  RE: [Aroid-l] Lasia spinosa seed germination
From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo at msn.com> on 2004.08.31 at 06:31:22(12131)
>From: Adam Black
>Reply-To: Discussion of aroids
>To: Discussion of aroids
>Subject: [Aroid-l] Lasia spinosa seed germination
>Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2004 21:36:19 -0400

Hello Adam,
Just place the ripe seeds (cleaned of their fruit covering) in wet sphagnum and stand back! This aquatic bears large seeds, the fruit take an exceptional length of time to ripen, almost or a full year or more. I have always seen them start to grow more or less erect for only 18" or so, then they always have begun to grow in a reclining or recumbrent form, spreading out of the pot along the ground. There are MANY leaf-forms in the plant, the largest (at about 6-8"!!!) is one from Ceylon w/ an entire leaf-blade that has elegant 'drip-tips'. Nice aquatic species of aroid, but with unforgiving spines whose tips always break off in your hands, always wear leather gloves when working w/ this devil!
Hope this helps,
Julius>Hi All,
>Does anyone have any suggestions for germinating Lasia spinosa

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