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  "pruning" Amorphophallus
From: Michael Marcotrigiano marcotrigiano at pssci.umass.edu> on 1999.10.29 at 15:33:31(3804)
Hi: My 20 lb. plus konjac corm (yes I still believe these are corms) sent
out 3 leaves this year rather than its impressive 4 foot wide one of last
year. Having just dug it up I discovered that rather than having the
basketball of past, I have three grapefruits. The original basketball size
corm, as expected, was nearly decomposed below the three grapefruits. I'd
love to avoid this situation in the future and keep one giant leaf going
rather than 3 misdirected ones. Has anyone ever tried getting rid of
multiple leaves, just leaving one by pruning (carving out?) the extras?. I
know I started with one giant corm, not three, but somehow it decided to
send out 3 leaves and now next year I'll have three no-so-giant plants. I
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From: Malvo25 at aol.com on 1999.10.30 at 10:17:55(3815)
I've never tried to prune a konjac, but the growing tip from a two inch corm
got "pruned" back to the soil line by critters this spring. I thought I'de
lost a growing season, but then it sent up seven new leaves.
I'm dying to dig it up and see if it has split into seven corms (not a happy
outcome) but unlike all my other konjacs, it hasn't died back yet.

From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at email.msn.com> on 1999.10.30 at 11:33:37(3816)
>I've never tried to prune a konjac, but the growing tip from a two inch
corm
got "pruned" back to the soil line by critters this spring. I thought I'de
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