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  Re: [Aroid-l] Lasia spinosa seed germination
From: Dan Levin <levin at pixar.com> on 2004.08.31 at 06:46:33(12132)
Hi Adam,

For the record, my Lasia spinosa is currently growing exactly
like yours. As you've described: it's meandering around the
periphery of my pond with elongating, creeping stems- even
though the plant originates from a pot situated in the middle
of the water. I think it wants to break out of my greenhouse and
give those naturalizing Amorpho. konjac's on the other side of
the glass an invasive run for their money-- but I could be wrong.

And I concur: it absolutely has everything to do with light
exposure! My specimen was definitely staying put (and
growing much more erect) prior to having its light gradually
reduced by overhanging Heliconia leaves above, and some
vigorously growing Cyrtosperma merkusii leaves (huge!) all
along one side. Time to break out the ol' machete!

As to germinating the seeds, I've not actually sowed Lasia
myself-- but would think that Julius' recently suggested method
(as pertaining to Cyrtosperma) would be quite suitable.

I attach said Boosian Logic below. The original post was:
[aroid-l] Cyrt seed distribution closed
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2004

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