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  My Second Titanum is Blooming within 2 months at The
From: fzeren at aol.com (fzeren at aol.com) on 2008.04.18 at 13:21:08(17422)

Interested people are welcomed to see This Baby.
We named? her GrandCafe Mavi , this one appears to be bigger( previous one was named Cafe Mavi)?
Attached are some pictures of previous one (Cafe Mavi) and new Grand Cafe Mavi, It looks good so far.
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From: ironious2 at yahoo.com (E Morano) on 2008.04.18 at 22:42:12(17423)
Nice, how old are they?

fzeren at aol.com wrote: Interested people are welcomed to see This Baby.
We named her GrandCafe Mavi , this one appears to be bigger( previous one was named Cafe Mavi)

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From: ju-bo at msn.com (ju-bo at msn.com) on 2008.04.19 at 03:05:43(17424)
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> To: Aroid-L at gizmoworks.com
> Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2008 16:21:08 -0400
> From: fzeren at aol.com
> Subject: [Aroid-l] My Second Titanum is Blooming within 2 months at The Basement of my Restaurant Cafe Mavi, Summit, NJ

Just a quick note of sincere congratulations on this fantastic sucess. I would guess that most on this list will recognize that these sucesses did NOT come easy, and you must be a VERY devoted grower to get these generally difficult plants not only to grow, but also to bloom in the confines of a basement! Enjoy the fruits of this wonderful sucess!
Perhaps later on you will share your methods of cultivating these ''monsters'' in the confines of a sunless basement---the lights used, methods of keeping the humidity high, fertilization, etc. come to mind as questions that might be asked!

Julius Boos

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From: sparky4114 at mac.com (Thom Powell) on 2008.04.19 at 09:50:14(17425)
YES!!! Congrats are in order!!!! And it would be very helpful to hear
about how you grew and bloomed them in a basement (for those of us who
are not fortunate enough to have a greenhouse)

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From: honeybunny442 at yahoo.com (Susan B) on 2008.04.19 at 17:55:50(17426)
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From: fzeren at aol.com (fzeren at aol.com) on 2008.04.21 at 15:42:17(17435)
I guess, If I suggest one important tip that would be> keep an electrical heater blowing onto pot of the tuber ( put also water pots for humidity)?Or keep the pot around 85 F constantly.? Dont let the temperature of the?of the pot fluctuates. my first tuber? bloomed was 51 lb?.
take care
Zeren

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From: sparky4114 at mac.com (Thom Powell) on 2008.04.22 at 18:05:49(17443)
Zeren,
Thanks! I've recently purchased a few :) Titanums and
have them in my boiler room (the hottest part of my house) with a
bucket of water for humidity. I was thinking of moving them out to
another room come May. Put them on a heat mat and also they will be
able to get some natural light there. My "guys" are only 1/2 inch
thick at the base of the leaf structure (they have a ways to go) and
came to me potted in a 4" square pot. I was thinking that they should
be up potted since some have roots coming out the bottom. Can you
repot them at this point? or should I wait?
Thanks again,
Thom

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From: ju-bo at msn.com (ju-bo at msn.com) on 2008.04.24 at 02:28:37(17445)
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> To: aroid-l at gizmoworks.com
> Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 18:42:17 -0400
> From: fzeren at aol.com
> Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] My Second Titanum is Blooming within 2 months at The Basement of my Restaurant Cafe Ma

Dear Friend,

It would be so helpful if you would be so kind as to let us growers know what type of lighting, heat, fertilizer, keeping the humidity high, etc. you used in growing these magnificent plants and then getting them to bloom in your basement! There are many growers ''out there'' who have spent a considerable sum on purchasing this and other species of Amorphophallus and who are growing these somewhat difficult plants under lights, so any tips from you would be very valuable.

Again, congrats, and good growing!!

Julius Boos

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From: fzeren at aol.com (fzeren at aol.com) on 2008.04.24 at 15:37:17(17452)
You can re? pot anytime (make sure keep original soil together).
When you take them out, dont expose to direct sun light.
Take care
Zeren

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From: sparky4114 at mac.com (Thom Powell) on 2008.04.25 at 02:56:07(17457)
How high is the ceiling in your basement?

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On Apr 24, 2008, at 6:37 PM, fzeren at aol.com wrote:

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From: fzeren at aol.com (fzeren at aol.com) on 2008.04.25 at 13:07:23(17464)
The ceiling is around 8-10 ft? (low). When the first one bloomed, the tip (i.e., spadix) was 4 or 5 inch below the ceiling. The new one appears to be bigger, will replace the pot location.
zeren

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From: bill.weaver at hp.com (Weaver, Bill) on 2008.04.27 at 20:34:14(17481)
The flower just fits, but where did you fit the leaf??

Bill Weaver

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From: fzeren at aol.com (fzeren at aol.com) on 2008.04.28 at 04:23:54(17486)
Will bring them into restaurant where ceiling is 15 ft. Basement cant handle leaf
Zeren

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