Ask a Question forum: Voodoo Lily breaking dormancy in January

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Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Plantsmylove
Jan 7, 2017 7:44 PM CST
My question is this normal I looked at my corpse flower bulb while cleaning my room and saw a
Tiny pink spike comeing out of a center scar


I was thinking it would be dormant at least until spring but I guess the weird weather temps plus the fact it went dorment in Aug and the fact it's the mid to high 70s in the house I live in caused it to want to awaken

Should I pot it up or wait longer I have some moisture control Wal Mart mix and some cactus and succulent mixes


I live in zone 4 twin cities MN
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Jan 7, 2017 8:23 PM CST

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Is this your A. konjac Alex? If so yes this is normal and it's probably not breaking dormancy. A photo would help a great deal. It may even be a bloom starting but either way I wouldn't pot it up unless it starts to grow roots. As an aside I'd stay away from moisture control mixes for Amorphs.
Evan
Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Plantsmylove
Jan 8, 2017 10:24 AM CST
Should I rince it in water or leave dry and wait I'm excited to have it bloom for the first time if it is a bloom spike



It's had a hard last year though I broke the stem off before it went dorment completely last summer and it's looking better now though
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Aroids Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tropicals Vermiculture
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eclayne
Jan 8, 2017 10:53 AM CST

Plants Admin

I wouldn't rinse it in water. Keep it dry.
Because of the tuber size I'm guessing that these plants have bloom spikes.


This from May 8 is a leaf and roots emerging saying pot me up.


Here's a bloom emerging on a potted plant. It's obviously worked but I suggest waiting until you have several plants to experiment with before doing this
Evan
Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Plantsmylove
Jan 8, 2017 6:41 PM CST
When the time comes to repot what soil should I use
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