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From: Rand Nicholson <writserv at nbnet.nb.ca> on 1997.09.10 at 15:07:06(1215)
>>I noticed the other day that my smallish Konjac is now putting out a
>>secondary something. I am assuming it could only be a leaf. I thought
>>Konjac was known for having only one petiole per season.
From: eduardo gomes goncalves <eggon at guarany.cpd.unb.br> on 1997.09.11 at 18:52:34(1235)
Dear Rand,

Amorphophallus konjac has been in cultivation as a food crop since
very ancient times by the Asians. Most plants cultivated for such a long
time lose their wild characteristics and start to behave oddly. You
should never trust a food crop!

Best wishes,


From: Dana Scholle <dana at homecom.com> on 1997.09.12 at 10:55:05(1239)
You know, sort of on that note, I was at the grocery store the other day
and picked up my favorite hot dogs and noticed in the ingredient list
"konjac flour". Considering my interest in aroids I felt somewhat like a
bad mommy to my plants (but I bought the hot dogs anyway! Mmmmmmm..)

BTW.. are there any other sources for Amorphs that Plant Delights? They
seem to be good, but I am hoping for a wider selection on these amazing
plants and PD seems to only have a few. (I have an interest in collecting
some of the larger species if that helps) I'd love to try my hand at
titanum but I'm not sure I'm ready to part with 200 bucks for one just yet.
Also that mention of the giant Konjac sounded appealing, too.. Or by the
same token if anyone wants to sell an offset of anything cool, let me know.


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