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Old 11-30-2004, 10:07 PM   #1
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Dormant period for my Aponogeton bovinianus?


Hello everyone, my Aponogeton bovinianus has decreased in leaf growth, and is dieing down. Now I am wondering if I should give it a dormant period. How do I do this? Do I plant the tuber in the fridge with wet sand, or in a cool place with wet sand. Please someone tell me the best way to do this. How long should the period go for? Also is it true it needs a lot of nutrients to grow back?

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No one knows??? There seems to be a lot of smart plant people here...why isn't anyone responding???

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Old 12-02-2004, 02:58 AM   #3
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i have not ever herd about this but yea thats what they do for bonsai
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I have the same thing happening at this very moment. I did a search and found 1 thread.
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Most bulb plants have a dormant stage--the only exception is Aponogeton crispus and I don't know why--I have had these plants growing steadily in my tanks for 8 years!!!

When any of your bulbs begins to go dormant, place it in wet sand in a container(not completely airtight) in the refridgerator for 3-4 months. After this, clean off the bulb(s), place in a wet paper towel and then loosely in a plastic bag. Place this in a warm place (like a furnace room or top of a refridgerator) for a few days---sprouts or "eyes" should form. Place in your tank and cross your fingers---it should come back. While I have used this method several times, I have not always been successful.
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