IAS Aroid Quasi Forum

About Aroid-L
 This is a continuously updated archive of the Aroid-L mailing list in a forum format - not an actual Forum. If you want to post, you will still need to register for the Aroid-L mailing list and send your postings by e-mail for moderation in the normal way.

  [Aroid-l] Dracontium prancei question
From: ju-bo at msn.com (ju-bo at msn.com) on 2007.11.25 at 19:08:13(16725)
To: Discussion of aroids (aroid-l at gizmoworks.com)
Security scan upon download Trend Micro ? logo
Attachments: ATT00001 (0.1 KB)

Dear Dan,

Send us a pic. of the inflorscence and we`ll give you an opinion of it`s ID.
To give a simple answer to your involved question, I don`t believe that the plant will bloom if kept/grown as an evergreen for the 12 months of the year. Many plants need the ''stimulus'' of a dry dormancy to induce blooming. It might be that the ''dry'' season tells the plant that all is NOT well in its surroundings, and so induces a bloom/reproduction. If it has water all year, all is well, so why not just grow new leaves, and increase the size of the corm. But IF it becomes dry!---you go dormant, and when the ''rains'' start again, produce a bloom, set seed (all other plants of this species in the vicinity will ALSO be blooming after the dry season!!) and reproduce! Dormancy might also induce the "mother"-corm to produce the little bulbils/mini-corms on top of the main corm.

The Best,


Note: this is a very old post, so no reply function is available.