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Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 10:07am

A. paeoniifolius roots dying

Hello all,

got a question. Yesterday I received a small bulb of A . paeoniifolius. During shipping, which took almost 2 weeks it started to grow it's roots and when I got it the tips of the bigger roots have started to turn brown.

What should I do now?

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Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 6:11pm

The roottips turn brown because they are too dry (I've understand you haven't pot them). Put them in soil!


Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 6:39pm

Thanks for the answer. Got the bulb yesterday late and didn't have any perlite left, so I put it in a small windowsill greenhouse, with high humidity and a wet paper towel around it. Put it in soil today.

Hopefully it isn't damaged too much.

Anything else I need to do? Never had this problem.

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Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 8:58pm

A.paenifolius is not so difficult to grow, it will make new roots.


Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 10:43pm

I have good hopes it will become a nice big plant.

Thanks again for the answer.

Mr. Titanum


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Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 11:35pm


keep the substrate rather damp than moist or wet; the tuber / plant does not need a lot of water till the leaf is unfolded.
Too much moisture could be bad with the dried root tips.

Happy growing,


Thursday, May 8th 2014, 2:50pm

Thank you Bernhard for the extra info. I have put the bulb in fresh damp soil and will start watering it a bit more when I see it above the ground. Just like I do with the other Aroids I have.


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