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  [Aroid-l] general question
From: "MJ Hatfield" <mjhatfield at oneota.org> on 2004.11.22 at 00:19:35(12402)
A year ago last summer I had an Alocasia hybrid that if it
were growing straight would have been about 7’ tall. However it had
flopped over with the stalk in a big S shape. The plant was therefore about 4’
tall and 5’ wide. It became too unwieldy to handle so I cut off the top
leaving about 4” of stalk assuming it would grow from the good roots. But
I couldn’t throw away the cut off top portion so I stuck it in a 5 gallon
pot with sphagnum around it. It’s been growing since then and now has 5
leaves on it. But it is time to give it some soil. How do you suggest I do
this? I’m sure there are roots all thru the moss and to try to separate
the roots from the moss would certainly cause much damage to the roots.
However, I can’t just add soil to the pot.

Before I dump it out and try to remedy the situation I
thought I would ask you, the experts.


MJ Hatfield

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