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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-01-2015, 12:01 AM Thread Starter
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Storing Aponogeton "Bulbs" Long-Term

Hey everybody,

So, I am totally new to aponogetons. I have read about them extensively, but I have been unable to find the answer to one question;

How can I store them long-term? I'm talking 2-4 months. Ideally, I'd like to be able to dry out the "bulbs" completely using Silica crystals. Storing them in a fridge/etc is not an option, they must be kept at room temperature.

Would this actually kill the plants, or do you think this method will work?
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I have had them stored for over 6 months when there dried out in just plastic bag they were shipped in. Just planted one and could believe how much it grew in short time. There stored at room temperature.

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I have had them stored for over 6 months when there dried out in just plastic bag they were shipped in. Just planted one and could believe how much it grew in short time. There stored at room temperature.
Thanks for the input! Do you know what species that was? My understanding is that only a few of them actually dry out in nature.
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Bury them in a box of dry sand.

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Box of dry sand that is lightproof.
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