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  experiments on amorphophallus bulbs
From: Pugturd at aol.com on 2000.10.22 at 01:08:13(5586)
Hello well while in Florida I talked to Craig Allen a lot about his plants.
One thing he said he tried was taking an Amorphophallus and planting it in
pure fertilizer 3-3-3 time release. As he talked the bulb grew almost to fast
for him to take care of. Has anyone else tried this? I plan to try a few
Amorphophallus with just fertilizer and some with added dirt mix. To see if
their is a real big difference. I think my friend in Ohio Tim musi is going
to try the something and tell me how his do. I would like to know if anyone
else would be interested in trying this and see how they do? THANKS hope to
hear some feedback on this topic

From: "Nyles" metopium at hotmail.com> on 2000.10.24 at 01:56:56(5593)
I have been fertilizing all season at EACH watering with a 10x usual
strength of Miracle Grow with amazing results.

ALL my Amorphs have sent out new shoots continuously throughout the season.
The ones that have gone dormant and were dug up for storage were much larger
than I would anticipate. As a guess I would say that the Konjacs which were
dime size, are now about 4 inches diameter.

Other species which haven't started going dormant yet appear even bigger.

I am sold on heavy fertilization!


From: Cgdz33a at aol.com on 2000.10.24 at 04:10:22(5596)
I have found rock phosphate to also be a fantastic fertilizer for
amorphophallus, and an organic one at that.

E C Morgan

From: r.e.maynard at att.net on 2000.10.25 at 02:08:14(5599)
To All

I have been using Mircle grow 20-30-20 for several years
the Aroids with excelent results. Ray Maynard
> Yes!

From: Jmh98law at aol.com on 2000.10.25 at 02:09:51(5600)
In a message dated 10/23/2000 8:57:19 PM US Eastern Standard Time,
metopium@hotmail.com writes:

<< I have been fertilizing all season at EACH watering with a 10x usual

From: Pugturd at aol.com on 2000.10.25 at 03:44:08(5603)
I just wonder how strong a fertilizer they can take and handle well. Also
from the way I took it Craig said the pot was about to crack with the
Amorphophallus and no soil only fertilizer. I have not heard of anyone over
fertilizing them yet? Has anyone?

From: "Nyles" metopium at hotmail.com> on 2000.10.26 at 23:25:55(5608)
Yes, for me this seemd to work really well!
I started out with a normal feeding schedule and just started ramping up
until they didn't seem to thrive. I still haven't reached that point!

I do over water to flush out the salts that build up each time.
Sometimes, I water with straight water to flush.

Some of my Amorphs have gone from less than a foot to huge in one season.

Many of my other plants (non-amorphs) can't take this feeding. If that's the
case I just flush the soil out with water and resume the usual recommended

I don't think I've lost a plant yet.

Hope that this helps!


From: MAIL13A/SHU%SHU at shu.edu on 2000.10.26 at 23:29:09(5609)
Leaf burn.

Please respond to aroid-l@mobot.org

From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" hetter at worldonline.nl> on 2000.10.28 at 03:09:02(5610)
I've been trying heavy feeding and now I am overweighed.........

Lord P.


From: "Michael Pascall" mpascall at eisa.net.au> on 2000.10.28 at 03:16:26(5611)
I intend on doing some heavy fertilizing starting now [its spring
We have a lot of Amorphophallus spp. with lost tags so hopefully with a
From: r.e.maynard at att.net on 2000.10.28 at 14:37:22(5612)
>From the reading I have done on the members of this plant
is best to stay away from use of manure and to use a
20-30-20 fertilizer. I ave been doing this for 5 years
with good growth of the Amorphohallus. Ray Maynard
> I intend on doing some heavy fertilizing starting now [its spring
> down-under]
From: "newton" newton at coiinc.com> on 2000.10.30 at 00:47:22(5616)
This past season, I fed one of my largest Am. Konjac tubers intermittently.
It had bloomed, rested and sent up a good leaf for the balance of the summer
and just died back about 3 weeks ago.
The tuber was planted in a mixture of commercial potting soil and leaf
compost. The soil stayed moist but was well drained.
Upon digging for the tubers this past week, I did not find the expected
rhizome connected "new" tubers. Rather, there were numerous small, distorted
tubers in groups attached directly to the parent tuber in clusters.
These small groups of tubers appeared grouped much like clusters of tuberosa
From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" hetter at worldonline.nl> on 2000.10.31 at 00:27:19(5619)
That sounds like it may not be konjac. Are you sure it is konjac? Where is
it from?


From: "newton" newton at coiinc.com> on 2000.11.01 at 17:21:14(5624)
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