Alocasia odora Seedlings
Last month I posed about planting Alocasia berries. This month: seedlings!
Only about a third of them germinated, the rest rotted. I’m not sure if they were just bad seeds or if I did something wrong. I have a hunch that the growing chamber may have been too hot – between the heat mat and the humidity dome it was pretty steamy in there. Still, 33% is not bad for a first try.
I was also conducting a mini-experiment by trying the seeds in three different media: seed starter mix, Vermiculite, and coir (shredded coconut husk). And the results are … it completely didn’t matter. You can see one of each in the photo above. It seemed like the seed starter mix stayed a little drier and the Vermiculite stayed a little wetter. I actually preferred the coir, as it stayed fluffy and evenly moist. But the seedlings didn’t seem to care one way or another.