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  Amor atroviridis - no leaf
From: abri1973 at wp.pl (Marek Argent) on 2007.09.13 at 11:03:27(16278)


This spring I bought a tuber of Amor atroviridis, which I planted in the garden.
It bloomed in August and it still hasn't put any leaf
It is getting cold outside so I have taken the plant home.
I'm afraid if it doesn't put the leaf the tuber will weaken or die.
What to do? Water it still or wait?

Please help

From: Rainer.Holtappels at Honeywell.com (Holtappels, Rainer) on 2007.09.14 at 05:20:57(16282)
Hello all,

I have the same problem like Marek. My Amorphophallus atroviridis also boomed in June this year and until now there is no leaf at all.

The same happened with my 1.5 Kg bulbifer tuber. After blooming in June nothing happens. Should I let it in the soil or store it outside for winter ?

While hoping for help...

Best regards

Mit freundlichen Gr??en

Rainer Holtappels

From: gschnu at utanet.at (Georg Gschnitzer) on 2007.09.14 at 09:26:59(16283)
Hello Marek,

4 of my 5 A. atroviridis did it the same way. Flower in late July, and
then ...nothing. The roots also died off, so I put them to sleep in the
soil without watering 'til next year. I think this should be normal after
the flowering happened even without pollination. Only one tuber, where the
shoot was badly hurt, made a leaf, which is still alive. Maybe the others
will bring out a leave next year?!

Btw, the smell of the inflorescence was like cheese (or dirty feet)!


From: plantguy at zoominternet.net (Daniel Devor) on 2007.09.14 at 12:21:41(16285)
Hi Marek,

This is the same problem I had this year with mine.....stupid plants anyway!!! I just unpotted it and tossed it in peat for the winter....even if it wanted to grow I do not have room for it this winter with all the new stuff that is evergreen and growing happily :o)

Best of luck with yours,


From: abri1973 at wp.pl (Marek Argent) on 2007.09.15 at 11:32:57(16295)

Yesterday I got the answer from Scott Hyndman.
It grows in a biennal cycle. One season it blooms and if pollinated, the fruits ripen and in the next season it puts up a leaf.


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