Arisaemas as potatoes

Ellen Hornig hornig at OSWEGO.EDU
Tue Feb 2 21:06:14 CET 1999

Only figuratively speaking do I grow A. candidissimum like
potatoes...after all, I don't cut them up into small pieces!  But they're
almost as easy to grow as the fabled spud - I just plant them out in
either stock beds (the large tubers) or deep propagation flats
(the smaller ones), and harvest the whole mess in late fall, after the
tops go down.  Then I sort them into stock tubers, smaller offsets, and
saleable tubers; the first and last get stored in open flats in the
basement for a month or two, until I get around to wrapping them and
putting them either in the refrigerator (dedicated to nursery usage) or a
cold corner of the basement (the really big tubers); the middle group is
replanted immediately into deep propagation flats and set in the cyclamen
house, where temps are kept above freezing.

Offsets mature to blooming size in 1-3 years, depending on their initial


Ellen Hornig
Seneca Hill Perennials
3712 County Route 57
Oswego, NY 13126
(315) 342-5915

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