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  Re: more on the shakey amorph
From: mburack at mindspring.com on 2001.05.23 at 08:15:00(6542)
Dear Carol,

Unfortunately I have had my share of experience with this. As a matter of fact, last night a wonderful Florida rainstorm came through with some peaceful, calm 40+ mile an hour winds.

10+ plants were sheared into the oblivion... this happens to me with some frequency. Usually for me (if there is a tuber left) it will stay down until the next year (and of course usually rot or dessicate before it gets to that point), or generally just die completely.

I think only once or twice have I seen a new leaf come up (my experience in these situations), and it happened only when the tuber was quite large.

I swear I dont understand how these things ever made it through the evolutionary process..... what plant makes one leaf per year? Dont animals or storms destroy these things in the wild like they do in cultivation???!!!!!???

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