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  Typhonium behaviour
From: Wilbert Hetterscheid <hetter at vkc.nl> on 1997.10.08 at 06:08:50(1404)

I have about 25 species of Typhonium growing and the experiences I read
so far on aroid-l are all REAL! However, most of my plants, as many
phalloids, have synchronized with West European seasons, meaning they
grow from April to ca. mid October. To prolongue growth and flowering I
use a liquid fertiliser every three weeks (npk: 15-15-15 but I never
tested other compositions). Typhos may indeed have a very short growing
period but that is usually when they are not happy. When their cycle has
been cut short, they may indeed try again a little later. Since most
Typhos do appreciate quite some light, even sunlight, I advise to let
them go dormant when autumns starts. This means no more fertilising and
using less water. When they grow on in a period when lightintensity or
amount is low, they tend to start parastising on their tubers, which
diminish and become very sensitive to rot. Since their tubers are small,
rot is often quite devastating in a short time.

Typhos are the next best thing to phalloids...........


From: eduardo gomes goncalves <eggon at guarany.cpd.unb.br> on 1997.10.10 at 22:08:03(1423)
Dear Wilbert, Jim and other typhophiles,

I also grow T. giganteum and they seem to be growing well. The leaves this
year are bigger than they was in the last one (but they didn't reach 100cm
yet!). Its dormancy here in Brazil isn't so stubborn and they sleep just
like all the other "regular" tubers. Meanwhile they always put up just a
leaf per tuber. Is that common? The other species I know have multiple
leaves (except the "new" species moved from Sauromatum), and I would like
to know if they will have more than a leaf someday.



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