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  Looking for info on achamones welwitschiI
From: Zanezirklejr at aol.com on 2011.11.12 at 11:11:57(22264)
Can anyone offer info on achamones welwitschiI? I just got mine on ebay and i can see from online photos they get tall and some are in sun some in shade, I'd like growing info and how long a baby takes to mature please. All info appreciated!! Zane

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From: The Silent Seed <santoury at aol.com> on 2011.11.13 at 04:49:11(22268)
I have one - I had a bunch, but they rotted from getting too cold and damp - but the one I have is about grapefruit sized (and the others were maybe twice that big) - Grows to about 10 feet tall. They definitely like it warmer - 70's and up. Mine has been dormant for at least one year now, and I am not sure why. I think if you google Anchomanes, you will find more info.
Good luck!

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From: "E.Vincent Morano" <ironious2 at yahoo.com> on 2011.11.13 at 20:49:29(22271)
Yes, defiantly grow them in a warm house and dont let them get cold I lost mine the same way

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From: Christopher Rogers <branchiopod at gmail.com> on 2011.11.14 at 07:35:29(22275)
Greetings!

Anchomaenes wants sun in high humidity and bright indirect light in shade in low humidity conditions. Keep it warm, even when dormant. Keep it potted during dormancy, as the roots stay active. Let dry out between waterings. Make sure the pot is large to accommodate tuber growth. Make sure the potting medium is extremely well drained and allows lots of oxygen. Well rotted compost is always welcome. If you break a large well established root from the tuber, it may form a new plant.

My largest plant had a leaf two meters high.

Happy days,

Christopher

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From: Ken Mosher <ken at spatulacity.com> on 2011.11.14 at 08:32:32(22276)
Jude, I'm surprised to hear that your Anchomanes has been dormant for a year. Have you checked on the tuber? Mine don't generally have a well defined dormancy and grow pretty much year-round if conditions are favorable.

-Ken

On Sun, Nov 13, 2011 at 7:49 AM, The Silent Seed wrote:

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From: "Marek Argent" <abri1973 at wp.pl> on 2011.11.15 at 06:30:17(22284)
Anchomanes and Pycnospatha tubers very often die during dormancy, especially when they're young.

Marek

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From: Christopher Rogers <branchiopod at gmail.com> on 2011.11.15 at 06:44:21(22285)
Hiyer, Ken and Jude!

I had one that grew nearly nonstop for several years. Then it went dormant for a year and a few months. I kept checking it for rot. Eventually it went back to growing like mad. Most of the plants I have grown have a definite dormant period of about three months.

Happy days,

Christopher

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