He said it seemed the larger the cutting the better off they did. He tried a|
lot of very small cuttings with less luck. It seemed he used a cutting about
as big as a pencil maybe a tad bit smaller.
Were the 50 plants all from the same leaf? If so what fraction of the leaf
was used? All the cuttings were from two plants I believe. He used the top
section of the Amorphophallus the part that looks like multiple leafs on
top. He took cuttings off of the branched out parts. I am thinking this may
slow down intake for the main bulb in the long run and cause slower growth?
Not sure on that but just a thought?
At what stage of growth was the leaf chopped up? (easier to persuade someone
to do this if the leaf is already dying...)
Well, I do not recommend waiting till the leaf is dyeing I also do think
when the leaf first shoots out to start chopping. Wait till the leaf has
harden up a bit. I would believe your chances to be greater then of
producing starts. I will ask him more on this as soon as I get sometime to
I should also add to use the soil mix I had talked about before. On these
and other bulbous aroids. I know many friends in Florida have used a lot of
different mixes but the 1/2 Scotts metro mix 360 with 1 perlite and powdered
spaghnum moss mix. I have had great success with this. Used with partial
shade and temperatures in the 65 to 85 range Amorphophallus will grow like
Any other question do ask. THANKS
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