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  Re: [Aroid-l] Amorphophallus coaetaneus
From: ALLAN TETZLAFF <atetzlaff at rogers.com> on 2007.01.05 at 11:46:59(15038)
I had difficulties with mine as well. From the literature, that is common with some species when in dormancy. How I got mine through was that I put them in ziplock bags with farily tightly packed damp shagnum moss (after cleaning off all previous traces of rot). Sphagnum moss, when fresh, is used in orchid cultivation because of it's antimicrobial properties, among other things. At any rate this worked well (and has saved a number of other types as well). Once it started growing, starting out a new growing tip and roots, I planted it in a customary mix, watering a bit gingerly at first. The plants are now doing quite well and there have been no further issues of rot. I would caution about continued use of bark. That is used for orchids as well, but is generally allowed to dry quite thoroughly between waterings for orchids... which you cannot do. There is a white mold that commonly finds it's way into pine bark and I
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