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  A. konjac growth chart
From: Don Martinson llmen at execpc.com> on 2001.04.04 at 08:48:11(6142)
For many of us, the Amorphophallous konjac blooming season is
probably over (mine always seem to bloom in March and April).

I was always curious as to the seemingly amazing rate of growth of
the flowering scape. Below is a link to a chart that I made from a
recent flowering:

http://www.execpc.com/~llmen/amorphchart.jpg

--
Don Martinson

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From: Jonathan Ertelt jonathan.ertelt at vanderbilt.edu> on 2001.04.04 at 13:49:19(6143)
>I was always curious as to the seemingly amazing rate of growth of
>the flowering scape. Below is a link to a chart that I made from a
>recent flowering:
>http://www.execpc.com/~llmen/amorphchart.jpg
>

Don,

Given that your address is Wisconsin, I can safelly assume then
that this rate of growth was from a plant in a pot? Did you by any chance
note weather conditions through the month, especially sun, since you're
controlling the temperature (more-or-less). And what is your temperature
range? Nice chart.

Jonathan

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From: Lester Kallus lkallus at earthlink.net> on 2001.04.04 at 14:50:14(6145)
I'm a bit crushed to learn that konjacs will bloom in March-April
regardless of what we do. I enjoyed seeing mine bloom except for the 36
hours of overwhelming eye-watering stench. I assumed that this was a fluke
and that in the future I could arrange to have it come to bloom once growth
was safe outside. Apparently, you're indicating that's not so.

OK, so I've enjoyed the bloom once and from now on I'll just slice them
off. There's no reason to live through that again.

But now what? I've been told that sometimes konjacs choose to rest a year
rather thang going directly to leaf growth. What conditions can I offer to
make it grow leaves this summer? Currently it's still in a pot in a well
draining soil mix and is sitting in my greenhouse where day temperatures
range from 75 to 90 and night temperatures range from 65-70. Is this best
or should I put it in different conditions?
Les

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