Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V1 #28


>From: Jeff Stuart <jastuart at mailbox_syr.edu> 
>Date: Fri, 21 Apr 1995 11:16:50 -0400 (EDT) 
>Subject: A few questions...
>Lastly, I've got an Aponogeton ulvaceous that just finished blooming, and 
>seems to be declining -- perhaps going into dormancy.  The leaves are 
>turning a bit brown and looking more ragged, and new growth has slowed.  
>I recently attended a lecture on growing aquatic plants, and it was 
>suggested that Aponogetons be put in a plastic bag with a little water in 
>the vegie crisper for 6-8 weeks to force dormancy, and then re-planted. 
>The bulb is nice and firm, and there are a lot of nice white roots.  Has 
>anyone tried this? 
I got this same advice from the people at Bay Area Aquatic 
Plants...After my A. ulvaceus bloomed several times I put it to 
bed in damp sand, in a closed jar, in the fridge, for about 3 
months.  Next time I looked at it, it had decomposed.  Don't know 
why this happened, so I'd like to hear more on this thread.

Bob Hoesch
HoeschB at fws_gov