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  Mreeping A. konjac
From: Al Wootten awootten at nrao.edu> on 2003.07.10 at 13:06:10(10385)
For several years my A. konjac stayed where I put them. This year, one
even bloomed (but no leaf, which I think is normal after a bloom) with no seed
(I had no pollen). However two additional A. konjac have appeared about a
meter away in diametrically opposite directions. Are the plants
stoloniferous at all? This surprised me.

Clear skies,
Al

From: Paul Tyerman ptyerman at ozemail.com.au> on 2003.07.10 at 16:34:31(10386)
At 04:06 10/07/03 -0400, you wrote:
>For several years my A. konjac stayed where I put them. This year, one
>even bloomed (but no leaf, which I think is normal after a bloom) with no
seed
>(I had no pollen). However two additional A. konjac have appeared about a
>meter away in diametrically opposite directions. Are the plants
>stoloniferous at all? This surprised me.
>

Al,

Mine definitely are!! Planted in pot you can clearly find if you unpot at
the end of the season that there are thin stems connecting the small tubers
around the edge of the pot with the main tuber in the centre. Leave it
another couple of weeks and there is no evidence on the main tuber at all
of ever having stolons.

Mine have not spread by a metre in a year though (for which I admit to
being rather glad as they'd swamp everything else in the area ) but
maybe a foot away. Then again mine are in a fairly solid soil so I'd
imagine that if the soil was more friable they'd spread further.

Cheers.

Paul Tyerman

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From: John Mortensen denko at pinehillzendo.org> on 2003.07.11 at 07:11:03(10390)
I get a leaf same season as flower & yes it is.

John

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From: Al Wootten awootten at nrao.edu> on 2003.07.11 at 08:26:09(10391)
Hi Paul

Indeed they are planted in a very sandy soil.

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