George R Stilwell, Jr. grsjr at JUNO.COM
Tue May 6 16:34:41 CEST 1997


I defer to Craig Stubbs on the refrigeration questions. But, I believe
your repatriated tuberlets should have grown for a season or until you
let them go dry to get dormancy.

On transplanting, Arisaema move easily. Judy Glattstein tells of potting
up an A. sikokianum from her garden, exhibiting it at a show, and then
replanting it with no noticeable effect on the plant.

A. dracontium is nearly a month later then A. triphyllum. It'd be a real
surprise if you did see them now.

The object is to get as much growth in tuber size per year as is
possible. So, transplant after they go dormant. If they have set seed,
once the seed have turned red, additional time is not needed for them.
Harvest the seed so the corm will get the energy.

Actually, letting them grow in place is best until they set too many
offsets. One can often tell it's time by the development of a double
inflorescence. When that happens, offsets form and the size of the parent
plant diminishes the next year. Too much competition in the root zone I

On your tiller post, if you don't use a mantis, you have to do all the
praying yourself.

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