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  Amorphophallus pendulus question
From: SNALICE at aol.com on 1997.11.25 at 14:28:56(1660)
Dear all,
I am a VERY pleased keeper of Amophophallus pendulus, and am thoroughly
enjoying the pompous beauty of it's now 13cm. petiole and 16cm. leaf (at it's
widest point). If I'm not mistaken, Amorphophallus likes to have foot room.
I don't see any roots showing from the pot, and can't make a judgment from
the bulb site itself, but from the size of the leaf, I have deduced that it
needs more room. I recall a statement from the past that Amorhs. grow better
bulbs if given plenty of spreading room. Can I safely transplant my pendulus
from it's 2" pot into a larger pot, and should I do that now? The bulb first
put out a small leaf which is now gone, then put up it's present larger leaf.
I don't suppose it will put up another leaf in this stage of growth, but I
would like the roots to be able to give it it's best. What would be the best
thing to do?

Thanks for any help,
Sue Zunino

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From: Wilbert Hetterscheid <hetter at vkc.nl> on 1997.11.26 at 08:00:58(1662)
Sue,

A. pendulus is probably the most bitchy species to grow. After many
years of cultivating amorphs, I still am unable to get pendulus to
flowering size. What is especially disturbing is that they seem to
seriously HATE to be disturbed! In your case I would advise you to take
out the entire clump of soil and plant and do not try to shake off the
old soil and transplnat the whole thing into a larger post with fresh
soil surrounding the old soil. I wish you ALL the luck with this most
awful to grow amorph, yet one of the most beautiful ones.

If somebody has good results with pendulus, please let him/her come out
and share this miracle with us!

Cheers,
Wilbert

From: Don Burns <burns at mobot.org> on 1997.11.26 at 08:19:38(1663)
> A. pendulus is probably the most bitchy species to grow. After many
> years of cultivating amorphs, I still am unable to get pendulus to
> flowering size.
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From: SNALICE at aol.com on 1997.11.26 at 20:53:09(1665)
Wilbert,

>>>A. pendulus is probably the most bitchy species to grow.<<<

How so?

>>>After many years of cultivating amorphs, I still am unable to get

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