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  [Aroid-l] Amorphophallus under lights
From: <plantguy at zoominternet.net> on 2004.10.10 at 13:43:20(12276)
Hello fellow Amorph-o-philes,

I live in zone 6a and do not have a greenhouse. I
have maybe 20-30 species of Amorphophallus (at some point I need to
make a list) and until this year just nursed them along as long as possible
in my cold climate until dormancy set in due to a lack of both sun and
cold. Unfortunately, I had maybe 40 pots full decide to not break dormancy
this year until August and so my usual plan of attack was out of the
question. Thus, I now have quite a few under a 400W MH HID grow light
and after 3 weeks they are doing wonderfully, except for the aphids which have
already proven to be a pain in the backside! I was wondering if anyone
could provide any additional thoughts on care as we move further into the
fall/winter. These are sitting on a table, not on the floor and so I think
there will likely be enough heat for them (no cold basement floor). I also
have 2 separate fans continuously blowing to keep excellent air
circulation. I have not bothered to mist them at all to date and no one
seems to mind, although it has only been three weeks. Certainly I can not
be the only one growing Amorphophallus through the winter under lights and so I
would truly appreciate the thoughts of the long-term growers on this
forum. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide,


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