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.

  MJ's Beat Up A. Konjac
From: Don Burns <burns at mobot.org> on 1997.06.05 at 21:17:08(803)
My experience suggests that its bad to fool with mother nature.
I suggest that since this is the beginning of your growing
season, simply cut off the old leaf (do it just above the soil surface)
and leave the pot and tuber alone. Odds are that it will produce a new
leaf soon. Suggest you don't give it any water until it does produce
that new leaf. If it refuses to produce a new leaf in a month or so then
remove it from the medium. If you then see new growth stick it back in
the pot!

Regarding the A. bulbifer, I would make every effort to get it out in the
sun but shielded from the wind, but don't replant it any deeper than it
is. Some time back we had some discussion about growing Aroids inside, at our
places of work I believe. So I have been trying to grow Amorphophallus
bulbifer and variabilis in my office. Both developed 50 cm petioles that
were very skinny, about 6 to 8 mm in diameter. Neither petiole was strong
enough to stand on its own so I have supported both from above with a
length of string and a lightweight rubber band at the leaf end. The
bulbifer went dormant or died (have not yet exhumed the tuber or what
might remain). The A. variabilis looks very healthy but continues to
require support, the petiole never having grown larger in diameter. The
message here seems to be that sunlight (the real stuff) is important
given that tubers of the same plants grown outside at home are doing
extremely well.


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