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  Re: [Aroid-l] Amorphophallus tuber planting depth
From: "Charles Osborne" oz at att.net> on 2005.01.02 at 20:36:19(12529)
I have had great luck with common dragons up here in NW Oregon where they
can grow like weeds. The first time I had one bend over, after a heavy rain,
the stem was 4 cm in diameter and caused a major split. After placing
stakes and securing it back up, I wrapped a few layers of duct tape around
the injured section. The plant continued on to flower and set seed.

This has happened numerous times irrespective of planting depth. But, when
they grow in high density patches of about a metre across, the inner plans
all interlock and support each other and only the outer ones bend or snap.
Nature, it seems, did not optimize for individual plants or low density
rows...but stakes and duct tape can compensate.


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