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  disappearing acts (Amorphophallus)
From: piaba piabinha at yahoo.com> on 2006.05.26 at 19:47:37(14308)
WARNING: the following is not suitable to the
delicate eyes and ears of Lord P(ineapple). if you
are him, you must stop reading immediately, under
penalty of law. all others please proceed.

my question to you amorph growers is: what makes an
amorph plant grow huge, happily, for one season, as a
matter of fact, grow so well that it completely
depletes its tuber? i've lost two giant tubers i had
of paeoniifolius and longituberosus. both grew sturdy
stems, lots of leaflets, but to my surprise, after
they went dormant, there was no tuber left. these
were grown in pots indoors, not in a greenhouse or

From: "StroWi at t-online.de" StroWi at t-online.de> on 2006.05.29 at 10:06:00(14319)
Dear tsuh yang,

how where the growing conditions of the plants?
Esp, fertilization.....

From: Susan B honeybunny442 at yahoo.com> on 2006.05.30 at 15:20:52(14322)
Dear Tsuh Yang,
This has happened to me as well, with a large konjac
tuber that grew a leaf over 5 feet tall and probably
3.5inches in diameter (152 cm and approx 9cm). I dug
up the tuber in fall and ....nothing. Mine was grown
in the ground. At the time I thought it had put all
its energy into putting up a large leaf, and didn't
have time after that to get carbohydrates or whatever
built up to form a new tuber- needed a longer growing
period. I don't know- it was very strange.

From: "snowsexotics" snowsexotics at cox.net> on 2006.05.30 at 17:25:03(14324)
I have a 3 year old titan. It measures about ' tall. When I went to repot
it months ago, there was no tuber at all. I put it back in new soil and
it's still growing. I haven't checked on the tuber.


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