Phoenix Arizona USA
> Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 08:47:38 -0700
> From: "D. Christopher Rogers"
> Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Helicodicerous question
> Hello Leo!
> Helicodiceros likes a cool wet (but well drained) winter as prelude to
> emerging. What I would suggest is that you store the dormant tubers in
> fridge. Phoenix just does not get cold enough for them. When the plants go
> dormant, I would move them to the air-conditioned confines of your home
> a month. Then, dig up the tubers, wash them, remove any rot spots, let
> air dry, dust them well with cinnamon (especially where there was any
> wrap them in damp (well wrung out) long fibered sphagnum moss, and put
> in the refrigerator for a month or two, or until you see new growth. Then
> plant them, again in the confines of your air-conditioned abode for a
> or so, gradually moving them back out side.
> In the wild and here in northern California, they need about 6 to 8 hours
> full sun. But with the intensity of the sun in your neck of the woods, I
> would use bright, reflected light or 60% shade cloth.
> I hope this helps.
> Happy days,