Is something wrong with these flowers?

newgen(9 Central California)April 21, 2011

My 2 Alocasia calidora has put out these flower stalks. As seen in these photos, the top part of the flower bulbs withered and died. The other photo shows the flower (on a different plant) just opening. What caused the flowers to dry up like that? The rest of the plants look healthy.

Thanks,

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radarcontactlost(8)

To me that appears completely natural. It is the lifecycle of the inflorescence. The spathe of the inflorescence in a lot of other members of Araceae fall off after pollination or once past bloom. This is a great question to pose to the members of the IAS at the new forum. Check out the link below.

Here is a link that might be useful: International Aroid Society Forum

    Bookmark   April 22, 2011 at 7:24PM
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newgen(9 Central California)

Thanks, I will check out that forum. I'm not too knowledgeable about this plant, so maybe that's normal for them.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2011 at 1:28AM
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