I am wondering if you have ever grown alocasia odora from seed. If so did you scarify the seed or soak it beore planting? Does the seed need alternating cold and heat to germinate? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks for the information on portei.
Yes, I've grown A. odora as well as many other Alocasia from seed. The seed does not need scarification but does benefit from soaking in water overnight. No regime of alternating cold and heat is necessary, either.
The real trick is that only very fresh seed is viable. By "very fresh", I mean seed you squeezed out of the juicy ripe berry yourself. If the seeds dry out, they are dead. Period. So if someone sold you dried seed, or you obtained dried seeds from someone, you have dead seeds.
This is the voice of 30 years experience . . .
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